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Jakarta Post

[INSIGHT] China-Indonesia ties: Surge forward with the tide of the times

  • Xiao Qian


Jakarta   /   Wed, October 28 2020   /  01:00 am
Workers arrange equipment in front of a large tunnel built for a high-speed railway in Tunnel 8, Padalarang, West Bandung regency, West Java, on February. 21, 2019. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

This year marks the 70th anniversary of China-Indonesia diplomatic ties. Looking back at the past seven decades, our two countries have achieved tremendous growth in bilateral ties and established comprehensive strategic partnership. Now, China is Indonesia’s largest trading partner, second-largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI), second-largest host of Indonesian students and a major source of foreign tourists. Our friendly relations and deepening cooperation across all sectors are bringing benefits to our two countries and peoples, and contributing to regional and global stability and prosperity. The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 poses a formidable challenge to China and Indonesia, as well as our bilateral ties. Yet true friendship stands out in difficult times. In face of the outbreak, we have rendered each other support and pulled together to overcome the most ...