One of the challenges for President Joko ‘Jokowi’ Widodo’s second term is addressing the trade imbalances with China. In the first nine months of 2019, trade deficit (non oil and gas sector) with China inched up 0.3% to nearly US$14 billion. The overall trade deficit might be smaller because Indonesia exporting substantial volume of natural gas to China, but the government shall seriously address the issue. To subscribe please click here