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Biden has gone to Europe again. This is his fourth trip to Europe. The 79 year old man will sing two big plays in a row. He will go to Germany to attend the G7 Summit on June 25 and Spain to attend the NATO summit on June 28.
I don’t know if Biden can stand up to it, but his words are still very hard. Biden also thinks that the United States can challenge the “the Belt and Road” initiative in the field of global infrastructure construction.
Why should we say “again”, because at the G7 summit in Britain last year, Biden launched an initiative of “buildbackbetterworld” (b3w for short) and took b3w as a Western alternative to the “the Belt and Road” initiative.
The United States says it will help developing countries meet their infrastructure needs of more than $40 trillion.
At that time, some American fans shouted that “China will lose”. However, a year later, not only did the “alternative plan” have no movement, but even the name b3w was abolished.
If it is abandoned, it will be abandoned. Biden has put forward a new plan in Germany – “global infrastructure partnership” (PGII).
The G7 countries will mobilize $600billion for global infrastructure investment by 2027, of which the United States will raise $200billion.
European Commission President von delaine immediately responded to the United States and promised that Europe would raise 300billion euros (about 317billion dollars). Kishida said that Japan would provide 65billion dollars, and Canada would be responsible for the rest.
Compared with the empty and dreamy b3w, PGII seems to be “pragmatic”. There are some specific projects, such as the solar energy project in Angola, the construction of submarine cables from Southeast Asia to Europe, hospitals in C ô te d’Ivoire, clean power plants in Romania
Although the Wall Street Journal and Reuters have started a new round of infrastructure vision, they have missed specific problems.
First question, can the money be paid?
The main sources of funds are corporate grants, federal funds and private investment, which should be raised within five years.
Western capital groups are used to making quick money and easy money, pursuing the speed and efficiency of capital flow, while the funds required for large-scale infrastructure construction are generally provided by the government or international financial institutions. To expect them to pay for the United States to achieve its strategic goals is tantamount to seeking fish out of a tree. Let alone five years, 50 years may not be successful.
If Europe and Japan really help the United States raise $40million, maybe the United States will run away with the money.
Five years later, will Biden still be in office? If Trump came up, he would not admit these accounts.
Therefore, it is strange that there are no ghosts in the G7.
It is not so much that the United States wants to challenge the “the Belt and Road” as that it wants to use the reason of replacing the “the Belt and Road” to make money from its allies, and von delaine is the one.
However, fans of the United States can not accept such an outcome. They always hope that the United States will “defeat” China again and again. TPP is ruined and b3w is invalid. But who says that PGII will not succeed? Infatuation does not change.
However, even if $600billion is raised successfully in five years, can PGII compete with the “the Belt and Road”?
War mania and “infrastructure Mania”
Over the years, a phenomenon has emerged in many parts of the world: the United States harms others, while China saves them; US sanctions, China cooperation; American bombing and China’s reconstruction.
If the United States finds out its conscience and sincerely helps developing countries promote infrastructure construction, it will be a good thing for the world. Even if the goal is to compete with China, China welcomes such competition.
But the motivation of the United States is not the same. What it is best at is planning war, launching war, and then obtaining various interests in the sea of blood and corpses of others.
In the strange circle of decades of war, the war maniac, the United States, has lost its once proud strong infrastructure capacity and burned up all its money. It was unexpectedly that $600billion had to be raised by means of affinity with its allies.
Who can be fooled by a country that can’t even renovate its old infrastructure and yet “persistently” wants to help developing countries build infrastructure?
For Biden’s PGII initiative, former Liberian Minister of public works Jude Moore told the media, “it’s hard to imagine what rabbits they can turn out of their hats.”.
Most developing countries such as Africa, Latin America and Southeast Asia can see through the lies of the United States, while the G7 group is originally a rich people’s club, and their wealth accumulation is based on “colonization and plunder”.
If the G7 really cared about infrastructure and people’s livelihood in developing countries, what would they have done?
Today, the west is not a discovery of conscience, but the Chinese are coming.
The west is anxious for the developing countries to get rid of their control. Therefore, they should be happy to help others. They should also describe China as a “Neo colonialist” and a “debt trap” maker, describe the “the Belt and Road” as a geopolitical expansion, and “kindly persuade” other countries not to cooperate with China.
However, in the nine years since the the Belt and Road initiative was put forward, we have done far more than we said. Many drawings, plans and design schemes have become tangible achievements, and those partners of the the Belt and Road have also received tangible benefits.
What has the West brought to them except a mouth? Street Sports and color revolution.
Among the G7, Japan was originally able to compete with China in Asia, but Japan’s national strength can not support the construction of the “the Belt and Road” on such a scale, not to mention that Japan’s infrastructure capacity is declining.
In 2015, India once wanted to build a high-speed railway and wanted to cooperate with China, but China refused India’s conditions: 81% of the funds lent and financed from China, the annual interest rate was 0.1% (normally 1%), and the repayment period was more than 50 years
After learning that the negotiations between China and India were deadlocked, Japan immediately “grabbed” the contract, agreed to all conditions in India, and wanted to lose money to prove Japan’s infrastructure competitiveness.
On September 14, 2017, Abe visited India and modi jointly participated in the launching ceremony of the Shinkansen high speed railway in India, with a contract amount of US $17billion.
Japan is losing money, crowding out China and building the high-speed rail from Mumbai to ahwandabad. It is planned to be completed in 2023 and open to traffic in 2024.
At that time, the Germans said that Japan would lose everything, and the complexity of the situation in India would be beyond people’s expectations.
Five years passed in a flash. Now it is 2022. How long has this railway been built? Someone may laugh when they say it. It’s 10 kilometers. The total length is 508 kilometers, requiring a speed of 350 kilometers per hour.
After India decided to cooperate with “Nippon international Heli group” in 2015, Indian netizens’ expectations for high-speed rail.
Now the Indian government wants Japan to pay more, because the high-speed railway can not hinder the walking of Shenniu. It needs to build a viaduct, and the completion plan is extended to 2029. However, according to the speed of 5 years and 10 kilometers, 2029 is just a beautiful expectation.
India has a lot of problems, and Japan has many shortcomings. Infrastructure construction is a comprehensive field. Chinese people go abroad to do projects. In addition to the project team, they also have their own heavy equipment and construction workers… The ability of state-owned enterprises is not available in other countries, including Japan.
However, Chinese enterprises will not actively help India in infrastructure construction. The world’s infrastructure market is far from saturated. Is it worth grabbing in India?
In Vietnam, China, Japan and Vietnam jointly built the Canju Yonglong bridge in 2004. As a result, a section of the bridge deck collapsed on september26,2007, resulting in the tragic death of 52 Vietnamese workers. The place where the accident occurred was the place in charge of Japan’s “Dacheng construction”. Japanese enterprises bow and apologize to Vietnam, and Japanese Prime Minister Fukushima bows again.
In 2017, the subgrade at the bridgehead of the longest sea crossing bridge in Vietnam, the “Xinwu – Lixian bridge”, built by Japan, sank. Japan could not recover it. In the end, it had to go back to China.
The total length of the railway from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City is 1570 km, which was also built by Japan. It is planned to be opened to traffic in 2030. Due to the slow construction, it was decided to extend the railway to 2045 last year.
The China Laos Railway built by China has been opened to traffic as planned. Last week, all the tunnels from Bandung to Jakarta in Indonesia were opened to traffic, which is what happened in the past two years.
Outside Asia, there are still many projects under construction under the “the Belt and Road”. There are many more projects under planning, and Japan simply cannot keep up.
The United States and other western countries are both greedy and hateful to the “the Belt and Road”. The United States saw a “negative” situation for the “Asian investment bank” when it was established.
But Britain took the lead in joining the G7. Only the United States and Japan have so far refused to join the “Asian investment bank”.
The main role of the “Asian investment bank” is to provide loans to countries cooperating with the “the Belt and Road”. Poor countries lacking funds can use tariff guarantees. After the completion of infrastructure construction such as roads, railways and ports, the economy will develop and the loans will be repaid. Britain is such a country that it cannot see the win-win situation of the “the Belt and Road”?
Biden wants to spend $600billion on global infrastructure. However, the most important issue is not “money”.
Trump said in 2017: the infrastructure construction in the United States is old and dilapidated, abandoned for many years, factories close down one after another, workers lose a large number of jobs, American wealth, American power and American self-confidence slowly disappear on the horizon
China has become an “infrastructure maniac”. This path cannot be copied. Behind it is the superiority of the system.
The United States wants to follow the path of China’s “infrastructure maniac”. Every time it sounds confident, but every time it is “intermittently complacent, constantly eating and dying”.
Biden is challenging the “the Belt and Road” all over the world. Apart from political calculations, what other words does Biden have that are reliable? Has the “broadband access to every village” plan in the United States been completed? His own infrastructure problems can not be solved, but Biden has to go to Europe to boast.
In a few years, the United States should not ask China to help the United States build a new capitalist countryside.