Japan minister calls for new world order to counter rise of authoritarian regimes

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Japan’s trade and industry minister said on Thursday post-Cold War free trade and economic inter-dependence had bolstered authoritarian regimes and urged the United States and other like-minded democracies to counter them with a “new world order.” “Authoritarian countries have amassed tremendous power, both economically and militarily,” Japan’s Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Yasutoshi Nishimura said in a speech at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. “We must rebuild a world order based on the fundamental values of freedom, democ…

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