Thursday, 15 October 2009

One China

On the issue of the One China Policy, I have voiced out my opinion on a number of occasions and through various media.  The view remains the same up 'til now.  It is formed not only by my status as a diplomat representing Indonesia, but also by research done on Chinese domestic and international politics.  
I remain a democrat and value the notion of self-determination; however, in the business of managing state affairs in a community of great powers and super ones, some values need to be suited to the reality of the moment.  
Does this make me a fake...? I don't think so; I'm just trying to be more real in a world often filled with lofty idealism. Dream the dream, but live the life as well...
The article on the One China Policy is attached below and was first published by The Jakarta Post and then cited in the Indonesian Embassy in Beijing's website. The link is as follows:

Wednesday, 14 October 2009

An Intro

And so… I decided to try this thing called blogging… Have heard of it so many times, and how supposedly blogging and the bloggers are becoming the cool people around… Well, I wanna be cool too…!

I may become addicted to it, I may just lose interest in it within a week… Whatever the result, I can now say that I am an active participant of the cyberworld… Really…?! Nah, I just like making comments about this and that, and making sure that these comments get heard…

Once in a while, you’ll get to see some of my writings on a bunch of issues on this blog… Other times, you may see snippets of news or articles which I find interesting enough to be posted.  All in all, you’ll probably get a view of what goes inside my head, as I try to understand the world, its inhabitants, and their interactions…

Comment on anything as you please…  Good or bad, nonsense or significant, related or far-fetched… Anything goes… It’s the cyberworld, right?!