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The Future of Asia 2018

Indonesian VP calls for Asian 'consensus' to fight protectionism

Jusuf Kalla warns of 'greatest trade war in history' after G-7 acrimony

Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla, at the Future of Asia conference in Tokyo on June 12, proposed using Asian currencies for regional trade to reduce reliance on the U.S. dollar. (Photo by Maho Obata) 

TOKYO -- Indonesian Vice President Jusuf Kalla on Tuesday criticized leaders of developed countries for backtracking on free trade, and he called for Asia to take matters into its own hands.

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