China and the West competing over infrastructure in Southeast Asia

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The U.S. and China are promoting competing economic programs in Southeast Asia. China‚Äôs Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) lends money to developing countries to construct infrastructure, mostly in transport and power. The initiative is generally popular in the developing world, where almost all countries face infrastructure deficiencies. As of April 2019, 125 countries … Continue reading China and the West competing over infrastructure in Southeast Asia