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China Dismisses the White House’s B3W Plan

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesman Wang Wenbin. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin was asked to comment on Tuesday about the news that the U.S. plans to launch its Build Back Better World global infrastructure program in January. The B3W is ostensibly intended to rival China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Not surprisingly, Wang doesn’t appear to be a fan of the U.S. effort: “We believe that there is wide room for global infrastructure cooperation and various initiatives don’t have to counter or replace each other. Countries should work to build rather than tear down bridges, promote connectivity rather than decoupling, seek mutual benefits and win-win results rather than isolation and exclusiveness.”

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