Girls dance at a graduation ceremony held at Mitthaphab School in Oudomxay Province, Laos. The school, founded in 2006, teaches both Chinese and Laotian. As China’s infrastructure spending in Southeast Asian nations grows, the US could ramp up its provision of education, health and finance services in the region. Photo: Xinhua
Karl Friedhoff
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Karl Friedhoff

The US can turn the Belt and Road Initiative to its own advantage. Here’s how

Karl Friedhoff says while the US cannot compete with China on the Belt and Road Initiative in infrastructure building, it must capitalise on its strengths – by coordinating with its allies to develop services in Southeast Asia

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Girls dance at a graduation ceremony held at Mitthaphab School in Oudomxay Province, Laos. The school, founded in 2006, teaches both Chinese and Laotian. As China’s infrastructure spending in Southeast Asian nations grows, the US could ramp up its provision of education, health and finance services in the region. Photo: Xinhua
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