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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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

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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