ACFTA Pact: Hardly Win-Win for ASEAN

Economic foothold by Chinese interests puts Indonesia at a disadvantage

By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama

The 2010 inauguration of the ASEAN-China trade pact, which removed all tariffs and allowed for greatly expanded foreign domestic investment across Southeast Asia, has raised growing concern in Indonesia over what is perceived as China’s ownership of wide swathes of the economy along with a continuing trade d…

This post is for paid subscribers