Italy’s deputy premier Luigi Di Maio is leading efforts to prepare deals to sign next week. Photo: Bloomberg

Italy lining up Chinese deals despite deputy premier’s national security warnings

  • Agreements could be signed alongside memorandum of understanding on ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ when Xi Jinping visits Rome
  • But Matteo Salvini warns against influence of foreign powers and Huawei taking a role in Italy’s 5G telecoms
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Italy’s deputy premier Luigi Di Maio is leading efforts to prepare deals to sign next week. Photo: Bloomberg
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The European Union has identified China as an economic competitor. Photo: Alamy

European Union calls for united trade and tech front against ‘rival’ China

  • ‘Landmark’ paper appeals for more reciprocal economic relationship with bloc’s biggest trading partner
  • Document is a wake-up call for those in Beijing banking on EU ties offsetting trade war pressure from the US, analyst says
Topic |   European Union

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The European Union has identified China as an economic competitor. Photo: Alamy
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