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US competes with China to build infrastructure in Africa

Eric Olander
By Eric Olander

Managing Editor, The China Africa Project

Posted on Monday, 12 July 2021 11:39

12 May 2021 Washington, DC, United States: U.S. Representative Gregory Meeks (D-NY) speaking at a hearing of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. (Photo by Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA)

The US is gearing up to show itself as a viable alternative to China with respect to building infrastructure in developing countries.

Representative Gregory Meeks, chairman of the powerful House Foreign Affairs Committee, made the case today in that provocatively titled Foreign Policy column where he echoed many of the same talking points that we’ve heard from the Biden administration for months about the opportunity to provide developing countries with an alternative to China by building infrastructure that’s “high-standard, transparent, and environmentally and financially sustainable.”