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U.S. Is Apparently Determined to See if It Can Build a “Belt & Road Alternative.” Biden to Discuss With Suga Next Week in DC.

US President Joe Biden speaking on the anniversary of the start of the Covid-19 pandemic on March 11, 2021; and Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga attending a press conference in Tokyo on March 5, 2021. Mandel NGAN, Yuichi YAMAZAKI / AFP / POOL

U.S. President Joe Biden appears increasingly determined for the U.S. to rally allies in Europe and Asia to develop a rival to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. The issue will reportedly be on the agenda next week when Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is scheduled to meet with the President at the White House.

President Biden also raised the same issue last month during a phone call with UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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