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Indonesia looks to form special economic zone in South China Sea

Jakarta to reinforce security before luring foreign investment to Natuna Islands

Indonesian President Joko Widodo visits a military base in the Natuna Islands in January 2020.   © Antara Foto/Reuters

JAKARTA -- Indonesia may turn its Natuna Islands in the South China Sea into a special economic zone (SEZ) to reinforce maritime security and entice investment in the local fishing and tourism industries, according to sources who spoke to Nikkei Asia.

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