René L. Pattiradjawane holds a degree in China studies from the University of Indonesia. From 1979 to 1983, he studied at National Taiwan Normal University. He worked as a researcher at the Special Directorate of the National Resilience Institute, Lemhannas from 1983 to 1986.
He has worked at the Kompas Daily since 1986 and from 1996 to 2008 he was at the Head Bureau of the Kompas Daily in Hong Kong while receiving his master’s degree in the field of international relations, economics and trade from the University of Flinders.
In 1995, he transformed Kompas.com into Indonesia’s main news portal. In 2007, he started to write a weekly column in the Kompas Daily called “FAKTOR,” which discussed international relations in Asia. His writing about China was also published in The Jakarta Post. Now, Mr. Pattiradjawane is a senior journalist at the Kompas Daily and is the president of the Center for Chinese Studies-Indonesia. He is also the contributor of several international journals and newspapers like the International Journal of China Studies and the SAGE Handbook of Asian Foreign Policy.