A Chinese worker carries materials for a rail line linking China to Laos. File photo: AFP A Chinese worker carries materials for a rail line linking China to Laos. File photo: AFP
A Chinese worker carries materials for a rail line linking China to Laos. File photo: AFP

Asia has wary welcome for G7’s answer to China’s Belt and Road Initiative

  • The Build Back Better World initiative (B3W) was promoted the recent G7 summit but remains light on details and isn’t expected to become a reality for some years
  • A challenge for B3W will be matching the speed at which China has been able to engage developing economies in the region

Topic |   Infrastructure
A Chinese worker carries materials for a rail line linking China to Laos. File photo: AFP A Chinese worker carries materials for a rail line linking China to Laos. File photo: AFP
A Chinese worker carries materials for a rail line linking China to Laos. File photo: AFP
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