Belt and Road Initiative in Indonesia: Green Headache
With development come social and environmental problems
By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and Yeta Purnama
Indonesia, the third-biggest recipient of largesse from China’s trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative since 2013, has become a major beneficiary in a belief in Beijing that the country can be China’s gateway to the Indo-Pacific to significantly challenge US leadership.
But while the BRI is expected to brin…