China and the US are vying for influence in the race to build smart cities across Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy China and the US are vying for influence in the race to build smart cities across Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy
China and the US are vying for influence in the race to build smart cities across Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy

Can China outsmart the United States in the race to build smart cities in Southeast Asia?

  • Region is at the heart of the geopolitical rivalry between the two economic giants, experts say
  • Both have committed to regional partnerships but US is struggling to make its mark

Topic |   Asean
China and the US are vying for influence in the race to build smart cities across Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy China and the US are vying for influence in the race to build smart cities across Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy
China and the US are vying for influence in the race to build smart cities across Southeast Asia. Photo: Alamy
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