Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a business forum at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, on March 22. If Europe is disconnected from the opportunities generated by Chinese innovation, the continent could really become a museum. Photo: Bloomberg
Thore Vestby
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Thore Vestby

Why Europe shouldn’t fall for American hype against China’s belt and road plan

  • The US is bent on discrediting China in Europe. It pressures allies not to buy Huawei technology but ignores claims it spied on Germany. And it condemns Chinese detention camps but forgets the havoc it has wrought after September 11

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Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a business forum at the Quirinale Palace in Rome, Italy, on March 22. If Europe is disconnected from the opportunities generated by Chinese innovation, the continent could really become a museum. Photo: Bloomberg
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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive in Rome on March 21 for a state visit to Italy. Photo: Xinhua
David Zweig
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David Zweig

While Italy openly welcomes Xi Jinping, is Europe closing the door on China?

  • Italy is buying into China’s belt and road plan and making a deal that neither the US nor the EU welcomes
  • As the case of Greece shows, pledging billions to a European Union country with financial needs seems to buy China protection from EU criticism

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Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife Peng Liyuan arrive in Rome on March 21 for a state visit to Italy. Photo: Xinhua
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