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Take On China With a Better Belt and Road

The G-7 initiative to counter Beijing’s infrastructure diplomacy can’t end up as a bridge to nowhere. Here’s what it should look like. By  Michael Schuman July 23, 2021, 4:00 AM GMT+5:30 All aboard a Chinese-built-and-operated passenger train between Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya.   Photographer: Patrick Meinhardt/Bloomberg There’s good reason to be skeptical about U.S. President Joe Biden’s plan for an alternative to China’s Belt and Road Initiative, the infrastructure-building bonanza that Beijing uses to expand its global clout. Sure, the Group of Seven nations committed to the idea last month, calling it “Build Back Better World,” or B3W. But that’s no more than a start. Success will require a focused program outlining what to build, how to pay for it, and how to convince needy nations to sign up. Unfortunately, such details  are in short supply . Fiscally stretched by Covid-19 outlays, the advanced economies can barely afford needed infrastructure at home, let alone splurge on roads,

Chinese Bridge "One-minute Walk Along the Belt and Road Initiative" Chinese Challenge Officially Kicks off

July 22, 2021, 10:35 pm BEIJING, CHINA / ACCESSWIRE / July 22, 2021 /  The "One-minute Walk Along the Belt and Road Initiative" Chinese Challenge, namely the second phase of the "One-minute Tour of China" series of challenges on the "Chinese Bridge Club" APP, officially opens for online registration on July 22, 2021. Language is the bridge to communicate with the world. Chinese civilization has been passed down continuously, from the ancient "Silk Road" to the current "Belt and Road Initiative." As a link between China and the West, the Chinese language has promoted cultural exchanges between China and foreign countries and enhanced the friendship between Chinese and foreign people. Tell us in Chinese about Chinese cities, cultural customs, anecdotes, Chinese elements. Come and compete for the charming "Chinese Language Star"! 1. Time: From 12:00, July 22, 2021 to 12:00, September 29, 2021 (CST) 2. Submission Time: From 12:00,