Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum: Is it a Strategic Hedging Response to Answer China’s Maritime Silk Road?

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The rise of China that began since Deng Xiaoping who introduced the "Great Leap Forward" policy made a number of breakthroughs that made the regional dynamics of the Asia-Pacific significantly change. Interestingly if you see one of the emerging country countries, Indonesia must ensure a number of wise steps to face this new power. One of them is launching the vision of the World Maritime Axis, whose appearance is not a year apart since the visit of Xi Jinping in Indonesia who first introduced the Maritime Silk Road. The vision of the Global Maritime Fulcrum can be assumed from the start to be a defensive step, if you look at the four years it applies. The Government of Indonesia has so far received with open arms loans under mild conditions from the scheme offered by the AIIB, mainly concerning infrastructure development. The policy of Jokowi's developmentalism in this matter also influences how closely the two countries are still a big question mark, whether they compete in the framework of countries with a large number of human capital or become a comprehensive strategic partner that was not carried out by the previous president. This paper tries to answer this question while reviewing Indonesia's efforts to get to the center of the international system equilibrium point which began to see the Indo-Pacific region as indicated by Indonesia's presence at IORA and BRF.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicatione-proceedings of The 2019 International Conference on Sustainability Issues in Social Science, Business Management & Information Technology & The 2019 International Conference of Ideas, Inventions and Innovations for Higher Education Administrators
Place of PublicationMerbok
Number of pages13
ISBN (Electronic)9789380314846
Publication statusPublished - 28 Sept 2019


  • China
  • Belt and Road Forum
  • Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank
  • Global Maritime Fulcrum
  • Maritime Silk Road


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