(NewsReady.com) – In 2013, China launched the largest infrastructure plan in the world called the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Eight years later, it’s expanded far beyond its original intent causing a global-wide threat.
On March 23, the Council on Foreign Relations published a report. According to it, the BRI was originally supposed to connect the infrastructure (internet, railways, highways, etc.) of coastal Chinese cities to its underdeveloped cities inland and other surrounding nations. It’s now expanded across the globe. That has led to a threat to “US economic, political, climate change, security, and global health initiatives.”
China’s Belt & Road Initiative poses a significant challenge to US economic, political, climate change, security, and global health interests. From the latest @CFR_org task force, a comprehensive, viable, timely, & much-needed roadmap for how to respond: https://t.co/TL9LupAqyO
— Richard N. Haass (@RichardHaass) March 23, 2021
If the US doesn’t take action, it will be at a major disadvantage. In order to counteract the threat by the Chinese government, the task force outlined four ways America can respond, including identifying the BRI’s security threats and prioritizing security, diplomacy, and implementing policies to make the US competitive. Doing nothing is not a viable option.
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