China has signed belt and road deals with hundreds of countries. Photo: Xinhua
China has signed belt and road deals with hundreds of countries. Photo: Xinhua

China’s belt and road plan: can the US find an alternative route?

  • US President Joe Biden is keen for democracies to create a rival infrastructure development initiative, but observers say he’ll struggle to pull it off
  • Previous efforts by Washington and its allies have been ‘sporadic and disaggregated in terms of their strategic coherence’, academic says

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
China has signed belt and road deals with hundreds of countries. Photo: Xinhua
China has signed belt and road deals with hundreds of countries. Photo: Xinhua
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