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Ethnic Chinese Christian governor breaks Indonesian barriers

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The rise of Mr Basuki (centre) is a mark of the gains made by ethnic Chinese politicians since Indonesia's transition to democracy in 1999.

Jakarta

JAKARTA, the sprawling Indonesian megacity of 10 million people, has a new governor with a difference.

It's not just Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's hard-charging style that sets him apart from his predecessors. It's also the fact that he is Christian and ethnic Chinese, and is...

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