China Roils Waters in Indonesia's Natuna Area

Incursions by survey ships raise hackles in Jakarta

By: Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat and M. Habib Pashya

Last January, the Indonesian Coast Guard intercepted the Xiang Yang Hong 03 operated by the Chinese Institute of Oceanography as it entered the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra with its automatic identification system having been deactivated twice during its travels.

Although the Chinese maintain inno…

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