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China Fights U.S. on ‘Belt and Road’ Reference in UN Resolution

  • Dispute erupts amid negotiations and violence in Afghanistan
  • United Nations mission could expire without China’s approval
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Chinese and U.S. diplomats are at loggerheads over Beijing’s insistence on including a reference to its Belt and Road Initiative in the text of a United Nations resolution on Afghanistan, the latest front in a struggle between the two superpowers over China’s sprawling infrastructure program.