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Minding the Grassroots

Celebrating 70 Years of Sino-Indonesia Relations Amid the Coronavirus Pandemic

; Klaus Heinrich Raditio

Since the first case of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan in late December 2019, Indonesia has been assisting China in coping with the pandemic. In return, when the outbreak occurred in Indonesia, China also rendered support to its strategic partner. Les mer
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Since the first case of coronavirus was identified in Wuhan in late December 2019, Indonesia has been assisting China in coping with the pandemic. In return, when the outbreak occurred in Indonesia, China also rendered support to its strategic partner.

The collaboration occurred at government-to-government (G-to-G) level (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Defence), business-to-business (B-to-B) level (state-owned companies and private companies), and people-to-people (P-to-P) level (ethnic Chinese associations, philanthropic institution). However, both Indonesia and China have not optimized on the P-to-P or grassroots interaction.

In the Natuna waters, Jakarta shows a shift in tone from confrontation (during Jokowi's first term) to moderation. Although Chinese fishing vessels are likely to continue fishing there, the Jokowi administration is likely to deliver business-as-usual responses in order to maintain cordial relations with China while not compromising on its own territorial claims.

Overall, bilateral relations on the G-to-G level are amicable and even facilitate B-to-B contacts. However, on the P-to-P level, Indonesians remain suspicious of China. Both governments need to make the common Indonesians key beneficiaries of bilateral cooperation, for example, by providing reliable vaccines to them.

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Om forfatteren

Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia is a Lecturer at the Faculty of International Relations, Universitas Indonesia.

Klaus Heinrich Raditio is a Jakarta-based independent researcher.