This article describes the potential roles of diaspora community in Indonesia and Taiwan relations. Diaspora community is important to Indonesia and Taiwan relations in the context of people to people and business to business relations as back bone of Indonesia and Taiwan relations since there is no diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Taiwan. Indonesian diaspora has potential roles in number, and Taiwanese diaspora (overseas Chinese) has potential in investment and trade. However, Indonesian diaspora still handled as non-government organization, while Taiwan already have special institution to handle it in the context of overseas community relations. Diaspora play important roles to spread information and develop positive image of the country, but it still need to improve common understanding between Taiwanese and Indonesian vice versa. This non-government relation may spill over to the higher level relations in term of government relations.
CHINA – NIGERIA RELATIONS: PROSPECTS AND CHALLENGES (Review Completed - Accepted)
The study centred on China- Nigeria Relations. China-Nigeria Relation spans a wide spectrum of areas: politics, trade, investment, aid, technology, science, culture, education, health and military. The growing economic ties between China and Nigeria require detailed analysis to determine the prospects and challenges so as to ascertain the benefits on both sides. Qualitative analysis was the main anchor and its descriptive in nature, drawing largely from secondary sources from analytical standpoint. The prospects are: adequate infrastructure in Nigeria through China’s financial resources will improve investment climate in the country, ability to do quality work at a fast rate, simplification of their access to capital, strengthen infrastructure, revive the agricultural sector, china provide trade not aid, Nigerians could borrow from Chinese character of discipline, purposeful leadership and deliverability, China’s investment focus in agriculture, light industry, machinery, infrastructure, construction, information technology and tourism will be added impetus to Nigerian Economy. Nigeria may gain from technical assistance and scientific cooperation. The Challenges are: Domestic firms may lose as a result of lack of competitiveness, trade imbalance, stifles technological transfer, tax evasion, slave wages, poor working conditions, Economic inequality, uncoordinated leadership and policy. Strong pressure must be placed on Nigerian leaders to effectively balance Chinese engagement to maximize growth and opportunity.