On 4 July 2017, Chinese Media Delegation participating in the third Chinese Media Reporting Trip to ASEAN organized by ASEAN-China Centre (ACC) exchanged views with Mr. Setiawan Harjono, Chairman of the East Group (Indonesia), on Indonesian business environment and Indonesia-China trade cooperation.
Chairman Setiawan Harjono warmly welcomed the delegation to Indonesia for reports and interviews and outlined the operations of the East Group. He stated that Indonesia and China enjoy economic complementarities, long trade history and fruitful cooperation achievements, to which Indonesian Chinese make important contributions. Indonesian government is pushing forward infrastructure development and improve domestic investment environment, through which Indonesia expects to deepen practical cooperation with China in various fields. In addition, the implementation of the Belt and Road Initiative brings new and broader space for bilateral relations. Chairman Setiawan Harjono recalled his experiences of starting business and experience of successfully cooperating with Chinese enterprises. He wished Chinese enterprises could seize the great opportunity to seek for suitable projects and expand the investment in Indonesia so as to raise Indonesia-China cooperation to a higher level. The East Group is willing to offer its helps to Chinese enterprises coming to Indonesia for business and investment. He also expected Chinese enterprises could follow the local laws and cultural traditions, actively shoulder social responsibility and serve local communities for win-win results.
H.E. Mme. Yang Xiuping, Secretary-General of ACC attended the event. She highly commended the important contributions Chairman Setiawan Harjono made to Indonesia-China trade cooperation and bilateral relations. She said that Indonesia and China as well as ASEAN and China are facing new opportunities to develop the relations. She expected the journalists could follow up and cover bilateral trade cooperation so as to bring timely and effective information for both sides’ enterprises to increase trade and investment, and make more contributions to in-depth and sustainable development of Indonesia and China relations, and ASEAN and China relations.