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
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

Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative
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
Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is pushing Italy towards closer cooperation with China. Photo: AFP
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