The US said Italy’s international image would suffer if it signed up to the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Bloomberg

China tells US to mind its own business after Italy is warned not to join Belt and Road Initiative

  • Foreign ministry in Beijing says US stance is ‘laughable’ after White House warned Italy’s image would suffer abroad if it signed up for the programme
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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The US said Italy’s international image would suffer if it signed up to the Belt and Road Initiative. Photo: Bloomberg
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Rodrigo Duterte (right) proposes a toast to Xi Jinping at a state banquet in Manila in November. China invited Duterte to attend the summit during that trip. Photo: AP

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte confirms he will attend Beijing’s belt and road summit

  • Chinese ambassador had told Duterte his attendance at the event in April would boost ties between the two countries
  • US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will visit Manila next week
Topic |   Rodrigo Duterte

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Rodrigo Duterte (right) proposes a toast to Xi Jinping at a state banquet in Manila in November. China invited Duterte to attend the summit during that trip. Photo: AP
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