A map illustrating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative”. Italy will become the first founding EU member and first G7 country to sign up to the plan. Photo: Reuters

German opposition to Italy’s belt and road deal with China ‘unfair’ says former diplomat

  • Berlin’s objections unfair, according to former Italian ambassador to China
  • Agreement with China partly due to frustration at lack of EU action in tackling trade deficits
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A map illustrating Chinese President Xi Jinping’s signature “Belt and Road Initiative”. Italy will become the first founding EU member and first G7 country to sign up to the plan. Photo: Reuters
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Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the belt and road programme could benefit his country. Photo: Reuters

Italy signs up for belt and road infrastructure summit in China

  • Giuseppe Conte says initiative could benefit his country’s economy as it struggles to recover from yet another recession
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Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte says the belt and road programme could benefit his country. Photo: Reuters
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