The Italian port of Genoa (above) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese port of Shenzhen. Europe’s progressive integration into China’s belt and road plan has alarmed Washington. Photo: Shutterstock
Emanuele Scimia
Opinion

Opinion

Emanuele Scimia

Europe continues to welcome Chinese investment in its ports, despite US concerns about Beijing’s global maritime ambitions

  • The hard reality for Trump is that Chinese businesses are modernising European port infrastructure and creating jobs as part of belt and road integration. Many in Europe see US fears about the Chinese navy gaining greater strategic access as overblown

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The Italian port of Genoa (above) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Chinese port of Shenzhen. Europe’s progressive integration into China’s belt and road plan has alarmed Washington. Photo: Shutterstock
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