US, Japan plan 5G push with eye on China in Biden's first summit
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Washington (AFP) – President Joe Biden on Friday receives Japan’s prime minister for his first in-person summit, with the leaders expected to announce a $2 billion 5G initiative as part of a concerted US push to compete with China. Biden’s decision to invite Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga as his first guest — with South Korean President Moon Jae-in set to come in May — reflects his renewed priority on US alliances as he zeroes in on a rising China as America’s most pressing challenge. A senior US official said that technology leader Japan would announce a “very substantial commitment” of $2 b…

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