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"We're not Chinese officers": Indonesia fights anti-China disinformation

May 24 2019

JAKARTA Indonesian police arrested a man on Friday accused of creating an anti-Chinese disinformation campaign to incite racial hatred, amid a proliferation of rumors alleging Chinese involvement in post-election unrest that has raised fears of ethnic violence.

RPT-Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

May 22 2019

JAKARTA, May 22 Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital.

Indonesian protesters, police clash in second night of post-election unrest

May 22 2019

JAKARTA A clash between Indonesian security forces and protesters angry over the result of last month's presidential election raged for a second night on Wednesday, turning central Jakarta into a battlefield of tear gas, rubber bullets, rocks and firecrackers.

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

May 22 2019

JAKARTA Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital.

Indonesia curbs social media, blaming hoaxes for inflaming unrest

May 22 2019

JAKARTA, May 22 Indonesia has introduced curbs on social media in a bid to prevent the spread of hoaxes, some calling for violent post-election attacks, and quell two days of protests in the capital.

Indonesian 'Belt and Road' high-speed rail link expects $18 billion from satellite towns

May 03 2019

(The April 30 story corrects Economic to Economist in paragraph 8 and Yusuf to Jusuf in paragraph 12)

REFILE-Indonesian rail project expects $18 bln from satellite towns

Apr 30 2019

JAKARTA April 30 The Indonesian-Chinese consortium building a high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textiles hub of Bandung expects to earn $18 billion from developing satellite towns and industrial centres along the line, a company official said.

Indonesia election rivals toil in 'war rooms' to check ballots

Apr 30 2019

JAKARTA In a low-rise Jakarta office block, young Indonesian supporters of President Joko Widodo sit hunched over screens to count photographed vote tallies from polling stations, two weeks after an election to lead the world's third-biggest democracy.

Backstory: Hunting for fake news and trolls in Indonesia's elections

Apr 29 2019

JAKARTA The first online troll I met was a middle-aged, potbellied Indonesian man, dressed casually in jeans and sneakers. He said his nickname was "Commandant".

Fast track: Indonesia, Malaysia rail projects may give China more deals

Apr 22 2019

WALLINI, Indonesia In a rural part of Indonesia's Java island, two orange-clad workers confer in Mandarin over plans to lay tracks on a stretch of a $6 billion high-speed rail project between the capital Jakarta and the textile hub of Bandung.

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