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Ethnic Chinese still grapple with discrimination despite generations in Indonesia

Monday, March 20, 2017 - 05:50

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Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (above), known simply as "Ahok", the most prominent politician of Chinese descent in decades, wages a reelection campaign while facing trial for allegedly insulting Islam.

Prambanan, Indonesia

WHEN Willie Sebastian bought a tiny piece of land to build a storage space, government officials in the heart of Java island delivered him an unpleasant surprise. He could not register the purchase, since he was of Chinese descent, and therefore the land would belong

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