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Motorists are stopped at the large-scale social restrictions monitoring post (PSBB) on the border road in Bekasi City, West Java, for polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests to detect COVID-19 infections. Kuncoro Widyo Rumpoko/Pacific Press/Sipa USA

Indonesia to allow 500 Chinese workers to enter the country amid COVID-19 pandemic: why it is a bad move

The decision is further proof that the government still prioritises the economy over its own people’s well-being during this pandemic.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is seen after the swearing-in ceremony for his ministry at Government House in Canberra on Tuesday. Lukas Coch/AAP

What Indonesia expects from Australia’s new Prime Minister Scott Morrison

Indonesian media’s coverage of Scott Morrison’s appointment as Australia’s new Prime Minister signals increased public awareness of Australian politics.
Bilateral investment treaties are stacked in favour of developed countries, the main sources of foreign direct investment. Reuters/Tiksa Negeri

Why developing countries are dumping investment treaties

More developing countries are getting out of bilateral investment treaties that favour investors, seeking a framework that allows host states to regulate investment in line with their public policies.

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