but chinese indonesia is still indonesian, right?There have been lots of Chinese tour operators who controlled most or all monetary aspects of Balinese tours. They only used Chinese national tour guides, only stopped at Chinese owned/controlled gift shops, restaurants, and I’d guess hotels, too.
This takes most if not all the tourism dollars out of Indonesian’s pockets. Locals have to make money, too.
I'm not sure what other thread you're referring to, but please look back to the start of this thread and you might understand the irony of my comment above. You can read it slowly if it helps.I think helpful herbet is but hurt from a thread he posted a few weeks ago that was racist, and he was told off for it, now he stalks other threads to bleat at people in retaliation.
Having said that, on this occasion you were generalising about Chinese tourists, when not all are bad.
If Indonesia would change the interpretation on work as the location of the job and not the person, it would change the discussion very quickly. In an economic sense it is considered an export, the same as tourism, because the person is importing foreign funds for spending in Indonesia. The problem would be every company would use this loophole to avoid taxes.I’d guess they buy stuff, and contribute to the local economy.