During a visit to Indonesia on Oct. 3, Chinese President Xi Jinping became the first foreign leader to address the Indonesian Parliament. Throughout his speech Xi emphasized a need for cooperation between China and other ASEAN countries, saying that they should “jointly uphold regional peace and stability.” In addition to a $16 billion currency swap agreement, Xi’s visit coincides with the signing of trade and investment deals worth $32 billion, which include funding for five Boeing planes, a paper mill, and a mineral processing complex. China is currently Indonesia’s second largest trading partner, after Japan. (China Daily, Xinhua, Oct. 2; ABC News, BBC, Reuters, Oct. 3, 2013)