Michele Geraci, undersecretary of state at Italy's ministry of economic development, says at least two other European countries are expected soon to join China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”. Photo: boaoforum.org

Italy’s critics are jealous of its China deal, says Rome’s lead negotiator

  • US should worry about its own debts to China rather than warn Italy about falling into a debt trap, Michele Geraci says
  • Criticism made Italy ‘even more alert’ about Beijing – but he predicts more European nations will soon join it in embracing the ‘Belt and Road Initiative’
Topic |   China-EU relations

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Michele Geraci, undersecretary of state at Italy's ministry of economic development, says at least two other European countries are expected soon to join China’s “Belt and Road Initiative”. Photo: boaoforum.org
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Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng

Sarah Zheng joined the Post as a reporter in 2016. She graduated from Tufts University with a degree in international relations and film and media studies. She reports on China's foreign policy.

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen

Liu Zhen joined the Post in 2015 as a reporter on the China desk. She previously worked with Reuters in Beijing.