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Indonesia cautiously optimistic over China: Study

  • Apriza Pinandita

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, December 10 2019   /  01:00 am

Amid the soaring role of China in the world's politics and economics, Indonesians are turning out to positively welcome the East Asian country's economic growth, yet at the same time they are wary of its growing influence, says the latest study by a United States-based think tank.According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, about 40 percent of Indonesians, for instance, view China's growing economy as a good thing, but only 32 percent agree that China's investments in Indonesia are beneficial for the country. Coherently, in the six Asia-Pacific countries surveyed, people tend to be wary of Chinese investments giving Beijing a bigger influence over their economies, the report says.The six countries surveyed were the Philippines, Australia, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea and India.The survey polled 38,426 people in 34 countries from May 13 to Oct. 2.“When it comes to developed ...