Welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping are (from left) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 26. The EU, pushed by France and Germany, wants more reciprocity in its trade and investment engagement with China. Photo: Reuters

How Italy’s deal with China on Belt and Road shows up the cracks in the EU

  • Italy hopes to boost its economy by joining China’s Belt and Road Initiative, but the move is being viewed with scepticism by major European Union members
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Welcoming Chinese President Xi Jinping are (from left) European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel, at the Elysee Palace in Paris on March 26. The EU, pushed by France and Germany, wants more reciprocity in its trade and investment engagement with China. Photo: Reuters
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