Share this on Twitter Share this on Facebook Share this on LinkedIn Share this on Sina Weibo Share this on Wechat Share this on LinkedIn President Joe Biden delivers remarks in March.Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz As the Biden administration attempts to steer its massive ‘American Jobs’ plan through Congress, it’s pushing one key selling point: That it will be central to U.S. efforts to “out-compete China.” But experts warn that if the U.S. is to achieve the plan’s goals of rebuilding America’s infrastructure — all while achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 and creating millions of jobs — it will have little choice but to rely heavily on its biggest economic rival. That’s partly because the U.S. won’t be able to develop many of the industries involved at the speed or scale necessary. In addition, several of the clean energy industries the government hopes to encourage require materials where China is set to dominate production for years to come. “This idea that you can rapidly decarbonize while having this project done in competition with China ignores the fact that we’re completely dependent on Chinese supply chains,” says Jonas Nahm, a professor at JoSubscribe, register or login to read the rest. Registered users can access a limited amount of content for free.Subscribers get full access to: Exclusive longform investigative journalism, Q&As, news and analysis, and data on Chinese business elites and corporations. We publish China scoops you won't find anywhere else. A weekly curated reading list on China from David Barboza, Pulitzer Prize-winning former Shanghai correspondent for The New York Times. A daily roundup of China finance, business and economics headlines. We offer discounts for groups, institutions and students. Go to our Subscriptions page for details.