China’s 7,500-Mile Undersea Cable to Europe Fuels Internet Feud

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    Jun.08 — An undersea cable will soon emerge near a popular sunbathing spot in the French port of Marseille. The cable, known as Peace, will travel overland from China to Pakistan, where it heads underwater and snakes along for about 7,500 miles of ocean floor via the Horn of Africa before terminating in France. The project puts Europe in the middle of the battle between the U.S. and China over control of the world’s digital infrastructure. Bloomberg’s Dani Burger reports.

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