First pile goes in for the European Union-funded Peljesac Bridge, which is being built by a Chinese state firm and is due to be finished in 2022. Photo: Handout

How China hit a roadblock on its way to central and eastern Europe

  • The 16+1 initiative was supposed to boost trade and investment between the participants but so far it seems largely one-way, observers say
  • Growing tensions between EU and China also casting a shadow over April summit in Croatia
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First pile goes in for the European Union-funded Peljesac Bridge, which is being built by a Chinese state firm and is due to be finished in 2022. Photo: Handout
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