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Marty Natalegawa

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Indonesia fears China will claim Natuna in South China Sea aggression


While China and ASEAN decided at a conference of economic and trade ministers on August 26 to conduct discussions on upgrading China-ASEAN free trade area, Reuters gave a report on the same day about the fear that China’s rise has roused in ASEAN countries Indonesia and Malaysia. While providing ASEAN countries with much economic gain, … Continue reading

Indonesia joins push against China; beefs up air force in South China Sea


Indonesia is beefing up its air presence along the South China Sea, a military officer has announced. According to IHS Jane’s, Lieutenant Colonel Andri Gandy, the commander of Ranai airbase on the Riau Islands, which borders the South China Sea, said Indonesia was upgrading the airbase so that it could accommodate Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 … Continue reading

China’s role in the French Pivot


During his recent visit to Jakarta for a bilateral with Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa, France’s top diplomat, Minister Laurent Fabius, dropped by the Asean Secretariat and there announced to a regional audience that his country had made a “pivot” to Asia. Smart move. The French foreign minister: explained “France wants to be present where tomorrow’s … Continue reading

China causing imbalance in “Asian Century”


The eminent academician Dr. Anis H. Bajrektarevic says that “there [can be] no Asian century, without the Pan-Asian multilateral setting.” The Americas, he says, have the Organisation of American States (OAS), Africa has the African Union, and Europe has the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). There is no counterpart in the sprawling … Continue reading

Indonesia protested to China over passports map


Indonesia has revealed for the first time that it complained to China over its issuance of passports that feature a controversial map laying claim to almost the entire South China Sea. The “nine-dash line” map featured in new Chinese passports was protested by Vietnam and the Philippines when they were released last year. Immigration officials … Continue reading

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