China’s Trillion-Dollar Foreign Policy

In Economy, FOREIGN RELATIONS, New York Times Editorial On

To hear the world leaders who gathered in Beijing last weekend boast about China’s ambitious plans to spend more than $1 trillion on roads, ports, energy and other major projects in 60 countries, linking Asia, Europe and Africa, is to be reminded how America’s vision and influence have shrunk under President Trump.

While Mr. Trump pushes an America First agenda of isolationism and protectionism and embroils himself in controversies that raise doubts about his competence, President Xi Jinping of China exudes purpose and confidence as he tries to remake the global economic and political order and lure nations into Beijing’s orbit.

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