The competition for global influence through infrastructure investment, led by China and the US, is reminiscent of the “Great Game” of the 19th century. Photo: Shutterstock
The competition for global influence through infrastructure investment, led by China and the US, is reminiscent of the “Great Game” of the 19th century. Photo: Shutterstock
Anthony Rowley
Opinion

Opinion

Macroscope by Anthony Rowley

Infrastructure battle between global powers is a waste of money and resources

  • From the US’ Build Back Better to the EU’s Global Gateway, the world’s major powers are gearing up to compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative
  • Yet such rivalry is both petty and irresponsible when what is really needed is global cooperation

The competition for global influence through infrastructure investment, led by China and the US, is reminiscent of the “Great Game” of the 19th century. Photo: Shutterstock
The competition for global influence through infrastructure investment, led by China and the US, is reminiscent of the “Great Game” of the 19th century. Photo: Shutterstock
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