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The U.S. Congress Moves Forward With China Competition Bill That Includes a Number of Africa Provisions

File image of the United States Congress. SAUL LOEB / AFP

The long-stalled “America COMPETES Act of 2022” is now revving back up as the Senate opened formal legislative talks on Wednesday on how to pay for large chunks of the $300 billion bill that aims to boost U.S. competitiveness with China.

While most of the legislation is focused on boosting investment in U.S. technology prowess, there are a number of sections that pertain to challenging China’s influence in both Africa and Latin America on everything from promoting U.S. FDI to thwarting alleged Chinese “cyber aggression.” (REUTERS)

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