The EU has already signed partnerships with Japan and India to coordinate transport, energy, and digital projects linking Europe and Asia.
Both Tokyo and Delhi are worried about Chinese largesse that officials say makes poorer countries beholden to Beijing because they are forced to take on such large debts.
Through development banks, first-loss guarantees to private companies, and by offering Western government know-how, the G-7, whose leaders met in England in June, also want to provide more transparency in infrastructure partnerships.
Since 2013, China has launched construction projects across more than 60 countries, seeking a network of land and sea links with Southeast Asia, Central Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and Africa.
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