Our director, Dr. Dafri Agussalim has presented his opinion in Jakarta Forum on ASEAN-China Relations 2020 on Friday 29 May 2020. His statement can be summarized as below: A Critical View of ASEAN as a regional organization and its close ties with China ASEAN member countries must continue to deepen meaningful solidarity in facing the on-going pandemic of the COVID-19. In operationalising the Declaration of the Special ASEAN Summit on Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in April 2020, greater impact could result from the establishment of a special body focusing health to respond collectively to future pandemics, among the few. With reference to China, there is no denying that ASEAN and China have worked closely in the past. However, this pandemic has forced ASEAN and China to develop a new form of cooperation in the region of humanity. This close tie has not escaped the watching eye of the international community despite the sentiments. Having reported the first case of the COVID-19 in late 2019 and is now making its way back to normalcy, China is looking at a new start in the regional politics of Southeast Asia. All in all, it is time to forge closer as a region, for the sake of mankind. The full video of the forum can be accessed through FPCI's Youtube channel.
ASEAN Studies Center of Universitas Gadjah Mada will be participating in the Virtual Jakarta Forum on ASEAN-China Relations 2020: ASEAN-China Cooperation in Dealing with the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event will be hosted by Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) on Friday, 29 May 2020. Our Executive Director, Dr Dafri Agussalim will be one of the discussants in the forum along with estemeed international experts from ASEAN member countries and China. Registration can be done through bit.ly/JakartaForum2020. Register now and see you on Friday!
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[Get to know ASEAN] How Populous is Indonesia? Indonesia is the fourth most populous country in the world and the most populous among ASEAN member countries. With a population of around 270 million, Indonesia is far more populous compared to other populous ASEAN member countries. The capital city, Jakarta, is home to approximately ten million people in an area of around 600km2. Compare this to Singapore, which has five million citizens in an area of 700km2. Indonesia's most populous province, West Java, is comparable to Myanmar's population of around 50 million people. What if ASEAN member countries was squeezed inside Indonesia in terms of population? Here is the simple map to illustrate. #ASEAN #SoutheastAsia #ASC_gtkASEAN #Indonesia #population #demography Source: Badan Pusat Statistik, Databoks, various sources Flags: Freepik
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