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Expert Insights: China’s future in Southeast Asia

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The ASEAN summit in Jakarta saw leaders play it safe when dealing with China, whose flagship Belt and Road Initiative turned 10 during the summit. 360info experts from across the Indo Pacific weigh in on the future of China's role in the region.

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Unravelling the Belt and Road Puzzle in Indonesia
Nur Rachmat Yuliantoro, Universitas Gadjah Mada
Building infrastructure is President Joko Widodo's priority. China's lending filled a funding gap, but can Indonesia avoid a debt trap?

Pakistan pays high price for China corridor
Claude Rakisits, Australian National University
The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor promised plenty when it launched. Ten years on, Islamabad faces a sobering reality check of its true cost.

Southeast Asia's Belt and Road paved with promises
A. Irawan J. Hartono, Parahyangan Catholic University
China's Belt and Road Initiative changed the face of Southeast Asia with projects connecting the region. But some countries face more risks than others.

Ten years on, China's grand scheme faces hurdles
Fithra Faisal Hastiadi, Universitas Indonesia
The future of the Belt and Road Initiative is uncertain, but regional cooperation could secure its future.

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