China’s President Xi Jinping and Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s President Xi Jinping and Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: EPA-EFE

Portugal’s support for China’s belt and road plan sets alarm bells ringing in Brussels

  • Despite protestations of other EU member states, economic cooperation with China is vital to less wealthy nations, observers say

China’s President Xi Jinping and Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: EPA-EFE
China’s President Xi Jinping and Portugal’s Prime Minister Antonio Costa oversaw the signing of a memorandum of understanding on the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: EPA-EFE
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