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Monday, 06 January 2020 10:58

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Governments of Indonesia and China may argue about the sea boundary of Natuna Islands, Riau Islands. But, cultural relations of the two countries are still harmonious. Seemingly, the event of Bonjour Century Star (BCS) was held in Bali for the first time. BCS is a talent search school in China. The BCS with its Chinese talented children performed in Kuta, Bali on Thursday (2/1). By collaborating with Agency of Indonesia-China Economic, Social and Cultural Cooperation of Bali Nusra, the winner of the talent search competition was given a chance to perform in BCS China-Indonesia Culture and Art Exchange Festival Awards Ceremony. Interestingly, the event collaborated with local young artists. The collaboration was aimed at strengthening bilateral relations between Indonesia and China in economic, social and cultural aspects.  

Indonesia is discussing with Roscosmos, Russian Space Company in a bid to send the first astronaut to the space. This was stated by Director General of Roscosmos, Dmitry Rogozin through an interview with Rossiya 24 Television. Russia has begun to negotiate with countries, such as Turkey, Indonesia, and Hungary, because those countries want to launch their own cosmonauts. The countries want to cooperate with Roscosmos.  Previous report indicated that Russia could launch astronauts of Turkey and Hungary to the space.

Minister of Public Works and Public Housing, Basuki Hadimuljono said that 3 countries as city consultants: the United States of America, China and Japan offer assistance to design new capital of Indonesia. The offer is by prioritizing the contest design. After meeting with the winner of the contest, Coordinating Minister of Maritime and Investment, Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan said in Jakarta on Friday (3/1) said that not all consultants will be received by the government. He also said that the Indonesian government will not provide something in return to the countries that assist Indonesia. Meanwhile, Minister Basuki ensured that the location of the new capital is in Sepaku district, Penajam Paser Utara, East Kalimantan, which is free from disasters such as floods and forest fires.

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