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Republican Lawmakers in the U.S. Propose Yet Another Strategy to Challenge China’s Belt and Road Initiative

A trio of GOP representatives want the State Department to come up with a new strategy to counteract China's "debt trap diplomacy disguised as infrastructure development." Paul J. RICHARDS / AFP

Three Republican legislators in the United States feel enough isn’t being done to counter China’s Belt and Road Initiative and want the State Department to come up with yet another plan to blunt Beijing’s “debt-trap diplomacy disguised as infrastructure development” in developing countries.

The lawmakers on Tuesday introduced the BRIDGE Act (Build Responsible Infrastructure Development for the Global Economy) that calls for a new “inter-agency effort to counter the BRI.”

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