Hannan Hussain of Islamabad Policy Research Institute writes, China's BRI strategies in Southeast Asia suggest a foundation in public diplomacy.

The first group of 24 teachers, students, as well as activists from senior high schools, colleges and NGOs in Moscow, Russia have arrived in Jakarta to join the activities of Indonesian Competency Enhancement. [...] Ambassador Wahid believes that cultural diplomacy activities like this can be developed because it will help make ties of the two countries closer.

Chinese culture meets classic ballet in this famous performance filled with traditional music and elegant moves. The National Ballet of China brought its magical "Raise the Red Lantern" show to Jakarta to promote cultural exchange.

Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi has emphasized the importance of social media as a tool for diplomats to obtain timely information and to represent Indonesia abroad. "It is impossible for diplomats not to take advantage of social media in this [digital] era," Retno said in her opening speech at the Kompasianival event in South Jakarta on Saturday (08/10).

The US Embassy building, which is estimated to be completed in 2018, would put forward the concept of green buildings equipped with the good technology of energy conservation and water management.

November 23, 2015

Jakarta is already running a promotional campaign, ‘Enjoy Jakarta,’ which the city launched in 2005. But Alistair Speirs, a Jakarta-based brand consultant who worked on the campaign, told the Jakarta Globe in 2012 that Jakarta had, “Failed to deliver the values promised.” Speirs said that the city’s problems had “overshadowed” the campaign’s message.

This report, produced by the delegation of eight MPD students who traveled to Indonesia this past March, presents their findings on the country's public diplomacy landscape, and offers a series of recommendations to improve and enrich Indonesia’s public diplomacy sector.