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China, Indonesia vow to boost ties, east Asian cooperation


09:22, March 24, 2012

Wu Bangguo (R), chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of China, meets Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono in Beijing, capital of China, March 23, 2012. (Xinhua/Zhang Duo)

BEIJING, March 23 (Xinhua) -- China and Indonesia pledged on Friday to cement their ties and push forward their cooperation in east Asia.

The commitment was made in the meetings between visiting Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and Chinese top legislator Wu Bangguo and Premier Wen Jiabao on separate occasions at the Great Hall of the People in downtown Beijing.

Wu, chairman of National People's Congress (NPC) Standing Committee, said the NPC, the Indonesian parliament and the People's Consultative Assembly have forged sound cooperation and made contributions to the development of the China-Indonesia strategic partnership in recent years.

Wu expressed his hope that the two legislative bodies can give full play to their potential for cooperation and work together to vitalize and enrich their strategic partnership.

Susilo spoke highly of the achievements China has made in economic and social development, saying that a growing and stable China will play a significant role in maintaining global peace, stability and development.

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Batuapi at 2012-03-25222.65.253.*
@Helen.Agree with you in toto. You are talking of the Phillipines and Vietnam I believe. The Americans are desperate, they are not that popular anymore. In Indonesia their commercial interests have been a target of terrorists, which is most unfortunate. In my country, anti US demonstrations have been quite a norm.In the 80s, the South China Sea was a potential flashpoint. The prime minister of Malaysia then, Dr Mahathir advocated that the United States should not be involved as it could only escalate the situation especially with the latter"s instigation. With the subsequent collapse of the Soviet Union, the Vietnamese found themselves without a military and financial ally and they went into hibernation.Quite recently the Vietnamese has gone into hostile mode with the instigation of the United States. The Phillipines have not seen daylight since the days of President Marcos, their air force is just air without any credible force. They cannot afford proper routine refurbishment and servicing of her naval fleet.With the US poking her nose in the South China Sea, I could only feel escalating tension and potential conflict.
helen at 2012-03-24141.0.9.*
Economics is the language most understood and appreciated among most Asean countries. While China pursues economic co-operation with Asean, the United States is trying to destabilise the region with their militaristic policies. There will always be some dumb and parasitical leaders of a few Asean nations who are easily seduced by US Global Tyranny.
Sam Teng at 2012-03-24175.139.84.*
The strategic partnership between China and Indonesia can play a significant role in forging peace, harmony and prosperity in the region. China, having the largest population in the world and Indonesia, having the largest Muslim population in the world have a lot in common and they can learn from one another. Mutual respect and economic cooperation between the two Asian nations will further boost the economic development of the region. At the same, both nations can cooperate to prevent military threats and hegemony by suspicious, aggressive super powers and their lackeys to control the Asia Pacific region.

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