President Donald Trump, before being officially sworn in as president on January 24, 2017, trying to do bluffing diplomacy (diplomatic bluff) against China, namely on December 2, 2016 Trump were in 10 minutes call with the President of Taiwan, Tsai Ing-Wen who claim not to be bound by the policy the Chinese (one China policy).
Trump actions addressed by the President of China Xi Jinping with silent diplomacy (silent diplomacy) by selecting the boycott of communication with President Donald Trump, as a reaction to protest against Donald Trump. In the context of South China Sea, Secretary of the United States through a White House spokesman, Sean Spicer also conduct diplomacy bluffing related comments by saying the United States will protect US interests in the South China Sea.
This, responded China with bluffing diplomacy through a spokesman with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China, Hua Chunying that said China urged the United States to respect facts, speak and act cautiously to avoid loss of peace and stability in the South China Sea (Mel, USA In Trump Affirmed attitude Problem under the South China Sea; RMOL, January 24,2017).
In the end, the United States should conduct quiet diplomacy (quiet diplomacy) through security adviser, US Ambassador perform personal communication between the parties, giving Lunar New Year greeting, and others, which in turn Trump Xi Jinping calls for states to respect the one-China policy.
It illustrates the importance of understanding and applying proportional diplomatic tactics in response to any event, including state officials in order to teach any proportional response to any politicsevent and governancethat occurs in a country.
Good relations between Indonesia and China today, also responded disproportionately so that it develops "the issue of the rise of the communist", "the issue of foreign labor siege" and "the issue of Indonesia into the territory battle of China - the United States". With the development, the issue should not be too stutter government officials responded to the issues of labor encirclement of China, saying that China is only sends 20 until 22 percent of total foreign workers in Indonesia. But more proportionate in response as the 20 until 22 percent, China is the largest foreign workers from other foreign workers, as well as a visit visa exemption and increasing Chinese investment in Indonesia is in line with the increase in foreign workers from China.
The development of this issue, it could be because we do not think outward looking and open-minded in looking at Indonesia - China relationship. Thinking outward looking, directed that seeks telescoped far to the outside (foreign countries) in order perspective and a broader spectrum of views, but outward looking not mean outward (foreign), so that the public is increasingly rich understanding in tackling internal problems. Meanwhile, open minded that person has an open mind because it can receive ideas and information, but it does not mean an open mind is a person who is easily influenced and easily swayed principle. Open minded provide space to receive the logical ideas without skepticism, full of prejudice and feel threatened.
All citizens should understand that the relationship between Indonesia - China is not associated with the rise of communism, China's foreign workers siege and battle areas of China - the United States. Indonesian citizens need to understand that:
First, in modern world social culture, a country cannot alienationwithout depending on other countries. Bilateral and multilateral cooperation and alliances with other countries is crucial bargaining position of a country, so that Indonesia must open itself to work together with any country for the benefit and welfare of the community.
Second, China is Indonesia's largest export destination after the United States, which is about 15% of Indonesian export products shipped to China. In addition, China as the country with the second largest economy after the United States is very important partner for Indonesia. Bilateral Cooperation between Indonesia - China is located in Indonesia in building alliances between major countries of the world. Besides, China is one of the super powers that allowed to develop nuclear weapons in accordance Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty or NPT), among the United States, Russia (former Soviet Union), the United Kingdom (UK) and France.
Third, the increased investment should increase employment. As Article 3 of the Regulation of the Minister of Manpower Number 16 Year 2015 states that companies or institutions that employ foreign labor, each employing one foreign workers must absorb 10 migrant workers, although it waived for members of the Board of Directors, member of the Board of Commissioners or members of Trustees, member of the Board, Member of the Supervisory, foreign workers who work emergency and foreign workers to work temporarily in the impresario service business. Under this policy, any foreign investment projects and to employ foreign workers will automatically open up employment opportunities for the citizens of Indonesia. And a growing number of foreign workers mean the more Indonesian workers who work.
By thinking outward looking and open-minded, of course, the Government of Indonesia as a country that was about the welfare of its people can receive several things, namely:
First, protection: learn from Donald Trump official policy of withdrawing from TPP members on January 24, 2017 after inauguration.
The withdrawal of the United States, allegedly to make protection in spurring economic growth in the United States are deteriorating. By remaining in the TPP, the United States stuck in trade in services and goods of TPP members which free of procedures and duties. On the other hand, China still imposes standards and administrative rules to importedgoods into the country to take protectionist.
In harmony with protectionist policies that despite their binding multilateral free trade area, but the important bilateral cooperation agreement on free industrial zones. It is very important to trim the administration procedure; the standards applied supervise and control the agreed products as products that are free to be traded. For example, Malaysia requested that China make the area of the duty-free industry in China, and at the same time China also called for Malaysia to build the region duty-free industry in Malaysia.
This initiative taken by China and Malaysia with a marked development of China-Malaysia Industrial Park in Qinzhou andan area of 55 km2.
China is also building a China-Malaysia Industrial Estate in Kuantan-Malaysia of 5000 hectares. Both worked in the corridors of CAFTA (China-ASEAN Free Trade Area).
Second, foreign investment is becoming an alternative. By taking the expression "There is no such thing as a free lunch", Chinese investment in Indonesia still aims to benefit as much as possible for China. Countries that economically stronger are more driven with investment in the country to build the country. Investing abroad is an economic policy invention. Many developed countries, invaded every aspect of the country's investment while we do it economically. As with China, not only expand investment in Indonesia, Malaysia and even a country with the largest investment after Indonesia and Thailand in 2016.
Third, increased investment should increase employment. For example, PT. Conch Cement in South Kalimantan, South Kalimantan, currently employs foreign workers from China amounted to 121 people was placed on the post of section chief and general manager (GM). As for local workers, PT. Conch itself employs about 423 people (Eka, Just Hold Limited License, Number of Foreign Workers at PT Conch Turns; Pro=South Borneo, December 25, 2016), should be able to meet the 1: 10 between TKA China versus TKI by taking into account positions that are excluded.
*) Social and Behavior Observer. Alumni: Post-Graduated of University of Indonesia (UI).