Why Indonesians fight like Avengers for globalization

The world's largest archipelago has had a long and complex relationship with global trade. Image: Reuters/Beawiharta

Peter Vanham

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President Joko Widodo likened himself to an Avenger fighting for free trade
Indonesia is the world’s largest archipelago Image: REUTERS/Henning Gloystein - RC198845B670
A Go-Jek driver pays using Go Pay at a Jakarta food festival in October. Image: Reuters/Beawiharta
Shoppers at a Jakarta market ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr. Image: Reuters/Agoes Rudianto

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