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

In: This week in Asia

  • 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