Indonesia And China Strives To Focus On Trade Or Regional Affairs

President Joko Widodo of Indonesia has been the foremost foreign chief to visit China since the Winter Olympics in February this year. Chinese spectators expressed on Monday that the relations between China and Indonesia are set to catch an all-around promotion after his stay. They reported that both flanks are not only watching to uplift collaboration on commerce and infrastructure but also dragging toward collaboration on creating “a society with a transferred destiny for humanity” and supporting multilateralism and fair outcome for the global society.

Watchers also expressed that China has always respected Indonesia’s judgment to stand up against a superpower and to attach to a non-alignment policy. They believe Indonesia’s perspective and dedicated steps in advancing an equitable international story will not only win China’s help in the upcoming G20 summit but will also help the nation, as well as the whole ASEAN members, to determine what is best for them, except the US-made bluster of a so-called Beijing threat.

At the request of President Xi Jinping, Widodo was prepared to see Beijing from Monday to Tuesday, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying announced on Thursday.

During Widodo’s visit, Xi will talk with him, and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will meet with the Indonesian president, Hua said. China is the first country on Widodo’s three-country tour of Asia. After China, the Indonesian president will also visit Japan and South Korea for talks with their respective administrators. Being the first alien head of state to see China since the Beijing Olympic Winter Games in February, Widodo’s visit is visited by experts, symbolizing the importance of bilateral relations between China and ASEAN members.

Widodo has been glancing ahead to attract foreign assets and expand trade. Also, during his term, the trade book between China and Indonesia folded a tremendous accomplishment. Statistics show that the bilateral exchange book between Indonesia and China achieved more than $120 billion in 2021, an expansion of 58.6 per cent corresponded with the same course last year, despite the attack of COVID-19, and the rate of growth lids that of different ASEAN members. 

 When seeing Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Jakarta on July 11, Widodo and Wang decided to accelerate collaboration on essential milestones such as the Jakarta-Bandung High-Speed Railway, the provincial complete economic passage and some industrial parks. According to viewers, the partnership between China and Indonesia goes beyond work and detailed tasks; it is mixed and wide-ranging. 

The 17th G20 Heads of State and officials Summit will carry residence in October 2022 in Bali, Indonesia. Under the Indonesian presidency, the G20 will concentrate on the theme of “Recover Together, Recover Stronger.”

Widodo’s stop can improve the coordination and partnership between China and Indonesia, which will lift the global society out of the global economic downturn pushed by COVID-19 and move toward provincial strength.