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Six Decades of Indonesia-China Relations

An Indonesian Perspective

  • Lidya Christin Sinaga

About this book


This book analyses the relations between Indonesia and China in the regional dynamics of Southeast Asia. The rising China has influenced global and regional constellations, and also has direct impacts for Indonesia. While this fact should be viewed as an opportunity that needs to be fully utilised for the benefit of national development of Indonesia, we should also prepare for the threats embedded in this development, especially from the service and labour sectors. As such, this book suggests that equal positions in relations between Indonesia and China are absolutely necessary, since both countries need each other in their efforts to maintain the continuity of their development. It also argues that to further strengthen its position in relation to China in the future, Indonesia's diplomacy requires an integrated grand design that supports the creation of economic and political power in the face of the emergence of China's economic and military power. 


Indonesia-China Relations Political Economy in Southeast Asia Indonesia’s Economic Relations with China Indonesia’s Political Security Relations with China Indonesia-China Security Cooperation Service and Labour Sector in Indonesia-China Relations China's Labour in Indonesia Indonesia's Foreign Policy The 1997 Asian Crisis Chinese Economy Post 1997 Indonesian Economy Post 1997 Bilateral Relations of Indonesia ASEAN's Position on China ASEAN-China Free Trade Area ASEAN-China Economic Relations Prospects of Indonesia-China Relations Strategic Partnership between Indonesia and China Foreign Direct Investment between Indonesia and China

Editors and affiliations

  • Lidya Christin Sinaga
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Political StudiesIndonesian Institute of SciencesJakartaIndonesia

About the editors

Lidya Christin Sinaga has been a researcher at the Center for Political Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences since 2006. Her research focuses on ASEAN and Indonesia-China relations, and she is an author and editor of several academic works. Lidya also participates in various expert round table discussions on Indonesia's political relations in ASEAN. She holds a Bachelor's degree in International Relations and Affairs from Universitas Gadja Mada, Indonesia and a Master of Arts in International Relations and Affairs from Flinders University, Australia.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Six Decades of Indonesia-China Relations
  • Book Subtitle An Indonesian Perspective
  • Editors Lidya Christin Sinaga
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. and Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Press 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-981-10-8083-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-981-13-4059-8
  • eBook ISBN 978-981-10-8084-5
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XVI, 96
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Political Sociology
    Political History
    Asian History
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