A person watches a train on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified railway, during an operational test near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 3, 2016. It was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
A person watches a train on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified railway, during an operational test near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 3, 2016. It was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
Jacob Mardell
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Jacob Mardell

Where the G7’s alternative to China’s belt and road loses its way

  • The appetite for alternatives to the belt and road is motivated by a perception that the initiative is somehow succeeding. But this assumption has not been properly scrutinised
  • If China is winning the narrative battle, then the EU and US must find the right story, not shout the same message louder

A person watches a train on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified railway, during an operational test near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 3, 2016. It was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
A person watches a train on the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway, Africa’s first modern electrified railway, during an operational test near Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on October 3, 2016. It was built by Chinese firms. Photo: Xinhua
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