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Indonesia's opposition wants to review China-led rail project

Vice presidential candidate Uno says Chinese investment must create local jobs

Sandiaga Uno, the running mate for opposition presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto, speaks in Jakarta on Nov. 15.

JAKARTA -- If the opposition wins Indonesia's presidential election next year, it will review the Chinese-led construction of a high-speed rail line and may cancel the project, vice presidential candidate Sandiaga Uno told reporters on Thursday.

The rail line connecting Jakarta and the city of Bandung is a signature policy for President Joko Widodo. But construction has been beset by delays and rising costs amid difficulties in land acquisition.

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