A maglev game of Go (weiqi) at the 5th Exhibition of International Works of Arts and Sciences in Beijing in November 2019. Weiqi, a Chinese game of territorial possession, surely informs Beijing’s geopolitical strategy. Photo: Xinhua A maglev game of Go (weiqi) at the 5th Exhibition of International Works of Arts and Sciences in Beijing in November 2019. Weiqi, a Chinese game of territorial possession, surely informs Beijing’s geopolitical strategy. Photo: Xinhua
A maglev game of Go (weiqi) at the 5th Exhibition of International Works of Arts and Sciences in Beijing in November 2019. Weiqi, a Chinese game of territorial possession, surely informs Beijing’s geopolitical strategy. Photo: Xinhua

Letters | How China is beating the US in geopolitical board game

  • China has been slowly but surely manoeuvring its pieces into position like on a weiqi board, using trade, infrastructure, key resources and the Belt and Road Initiative to quietly eat into what the Western world considered its playground

Topic |   US-China relations
A maglev game of Go (weiqi) at the 5th Exhibition of International Works of Arts and Sciences in Beijing in November 2019. Weiqi, a Chinese game of territorial possession, surely informs Beijing’s geopolitical strategy. Photo: Xinhua A maglev game of Go (weiqi) at the 5th Exhibition of International Works of Arts and Sciences in Beijing in November 2019. Weiqi, a Chinese game of territorial possession, surely informs Beijing’s geopolitical strategy. Photo: Xinhua
A maglev game of Go (weiqi) at the 5th Exhibition of International Works of Arts and Sciences in Beijing in November 2019. Weiqi, a Chinese game of territorial possession, surely informs Beijing’s geopolitical strategy. Photo: Xinhua
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