Blinken Visit to Jakarta a Sign of Rising Concern over China
Beijing’s telling Indonesia to stop drilling in its own waters raises hackles
The fact that over the next 10 days, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken is due to make a quiet visit to Jakarta is an indication of Indonesia’s growing unease over China’s bullying role in the South China Sea, which over the past year or so has been driving Indonesia closer to the west.
The Reuters news agency revealed on December 2 that China has exte…
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