Indonesia’s Widodo Rebuffs China With Natuna Islands Visit

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  • President travels to Natuna Islands, site of recent tensions
  • Beijing has sent coast guard to area to assert maritime rights

Joko Widodo.

Photographer: Romeo Gacad/AFP via Getty Images

President Joko Widodo flew to Indonesia’s Natuna Islands to underscore his country’s sovereignty over the surrounding waters after China outlined a claim over nearby fishing grounds.

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