Chinese President Xi Jinping’s international agenda includes a forum on his signature “Belt and Road Initiative” in Beijing. Photo: AP
Philippe Le Corre
Opinion

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Philippe Le Corre

Why ‘win-win’ New Silk Road deals with Italy and France are within Xi Jinping’s grasp

  • Chinese president will be hoping to secure a ‘belt and road’ deal with Rome, but may face a greater challenge in Paris
  • Beijing sees Italy as key to its maritime strategy and hopes to invest in several of its ports

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Chinese President Xi Jinping’s international agenda includes a forum on his signature “Belt and Road Initiative” in Beijing. Photo: AP
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