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China’s Tech Lead in Africa Highlights B3W’s Biggest Problem

The new advertising campaign for Shenzhen-based African mobile phone giant Tecno. Image via Tecno.

When Joe Biden took over from Donald Trump, many predicted that Trump’s foreign policy would soon follow him out the door. A few months down the line, it’s become clear that they agreed more frequently than expected even if their styles are very different. One example is their shared hostility towards Chinese technology companies. Trump’s campaign against Chinese companies’ work in third countries has essentially continued unchanged. Only it has now been pulled into a very un-Trumpian alliance with the G7, in the form of Build Back Better World (B3W).

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