Is the Blue Dot Network, America’s Answer to Belt and Road?

The U.S. Secretary of State has put China’s Belt and Road on notice after announcing that the U.S. led Blue Dot Network would be seeking to help bridge the global infrastructure investment gap and establish a vehicle for market-driven and sustainable infrastructure projects. “The Blue Dot Network seeks to help bridge the global infrastructure investment gap by establishing a globally recognised symbol of market-driven, transparent, and sustainable infrastructure projects,” declared US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, said in the OECD conference in Paris. “At a time when others are driving an approach to infrastructure projects and developing economies in which overseas companies import their own labor, extract resources, fail to consult with communities, end up driving countries into debt, we’re here today because we’re championing a different approach.” This follows the Quadrilateral Security Dialogue between the United States, Japan, India and Australia in which championing of the Blue Dot Network …

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