Workers inspect the tracks of a rail route that links China’s Chongqing to Duisburg in Germany under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Reuters Workers inspect the tracks of a rail route that links China’s Chongqing to Duisburg in Germany under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Reuters
Workers inspect the tracks of a rail route that links China’s Chongqing to Duisburg in Germany under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Reuters

Will the West’s answer to China’s belt and road lead anywhere?

  • The US, EU, Britain, India, Japan – all have mooted plans for an alternative to Beijing’s signature infrastructure initiative that has boosted Chinese influence overseas. But previous attempts have failed
  • This time around competition could lead to greater choice and deals for regional countries, experts say. However, there is a catch: neither side will be able to admit they are competing

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
Workers inspect the tracks of a rail route that links China’s Chongqing to Duisburg in Germany under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Reuters Workers inspect the tracks of a rail route that links China’s Chongqing to Duisburg in Germany under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Reuters
Workers inspect the tracks of a rail route that links China’s Chongqing to Duisburg in Germany under the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Reuters
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