Indonesia appears to let China know that they aren’t backing down from any threats from them or any other Nation that would present a threat to Indonesia. President Joko Widodo pledged on Tuesday to defend “every inch” of Indonesia’s land and maritime territory, following clashes with Chinese vessels around Indonesian islands in the South China Sea.
Excerpt From Yahoo News:
In a state of the nation address, he also said Indonesia was “actively involved” in seeking a peaceful solution to the broader regional dispute about ownership of islands in the Sea. Widodo’s underscoring of Indonesia’s sovereignty over the Natunas islands — and the resource-rich waters surrounding them — comes at a time of high maritime tensions between Beijing and Jakarta after repeated clashes there.