Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is pushing Italy towards closer cooperation with China. Photo: AFP
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is pushing Italy towards closer cooperation with China. Photo: AFP

exclusive | Italian PM Giuseppe Conte ignores US warnings and pushes for closer cooperation with China’s belt and road plan

  • US official says deal with Beijing could damage Italy’s international standing
  • Conte going down path forged by earlier Rome governments by giving Chinese companies more access to the port of Trieste and pushing energy sector collaboration

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is pushing Italy towards closer cooperation with China. Photo: AFP
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is pushing Italy towards closer cooperation with China. Photo: AFP
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