Interview with Xinhua08



Early this year, on January 21, 2011, the Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia Imron Cotan visited Xinhua News Agency and partook in an interview session with Xinhua08 for ‘CFC Conversation Ambassador Program Series’. The program was broadcasted on March 1, 2011, by CNC TV and around 40 other local TV channels in the Chinese mainland. Since its establishment in 2007, Xinhua08 is accessed by 2 billion internet users and 500 million mobile-net users on daily basis.


The anchorwoman Li Weiwei threw clued-in questions and brought up issues about the prospect of Indonesia to develop as the new emerging economy. Ambassador Imron Cotan astutely underlined that the positive economic growth and advancement scored by Indonesia even amidst the global economic downturn was a reflection of the political stability and the success implementation of the Government’s prudent economic and monetary policies.


Sustained by its comparative advantages, such as the abundant natural resources, productive and skilled workers, huge market, political and security stability, and the condusive economic as well as investment policies, many believe that Indonesia will emerge as one of regional and global economic powers alongside with BRICS (Brazil, India, China, South Africa), RoK and Turkey.