Debt fears, delays and land disputes: how China’s belt and road plan for Indonesia got off track

On a sunny Tuesday two weeks ago, at least a dozen security officers were milling around Cipinang Melayu, where Indonesia’s China-funded high-speed rail will pass through, watchful of intruders. The site under the Jakarta-Cikampek tollway, one section of the rail link connecting Indonesia’s capital to the West Java city of Bandung, was blocked by zinc hoarding. It was not possible to see what was going on inside but government officials have said that two years after the project began, work is…