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What Does the U.S. Need To Do to Effectively Compete With China’s Digital Silk Road?

Technology is expected to be one of the main pillars of discussion at the upcoming Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference that will take place in Dakar at the end of the month. And the stakes for both sides are very high. ...

After COP26: China, the Global South and the Messy Reality of Climate Politics

By Lukas Fiala and Hugo Jones, China Foresight LSE IDEAS The China-U.S. Joint Declaration on Enhancing Climate Action in the 2020s came as a surprise to most observers, breaking two weeks of geopolitical bickering at COP26. “In the area of climate ...

WEEK IN REVIEW: Washington’s Answer to the BRI Takes Shape as New Details About B3W Emerge

The U.S. government is now considering as many as 50 infrastructure projects for its new B3W initiative, which is aimed at countering China's Belt and Road Initiative. Earlier this week, administration officials hinted at around 20 projects, but apparently, that figure has now increased substantially. U.S. officials recently ...

FOCAC PERSPECTIVES: Hoping the Journalists Do a Better Job Covering FOCAC And Avoid All Those “Tired Tropes”

Every day leading up to the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation conference on November 29th and 30th, CAP will feature perspectives from journalists, academics, activists, and business leaders about what they hope will emerge from the FOCAC event in Dakar.  If ...