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Biden’s focus on climate change could turn up the pressure on China’s mega infrastructure program

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Workers take down a Belt and Road Forum panel outside the venue of the forum in Beijing on April 27, 2019.Greg Baker | AFP | Getty ImagesSINGAPORE — U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s pledge to prioritize fighting climate change could turn up the pressure on China’s massive Belt and Road Initiative — which has been criticized for financing and building infrastructure projects that harm the environment.”Strong U.S. leadership for addressing climate change will make it harder for China to greenwash the Belt and Road,” Jonathan Hillman, a senior fellow at American think tank Center for Strategic and International Studies, told CNBC via email. …

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