US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a deal with China would not be in Italy’s best interests. Photo: Reuters

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ‘saddened’ as Italy signs up for China’s belt and road project

  • US’ senior diplomat steps up warnings of Chinese ‘debt trap’ and says countries that join Beijing’s initiative ‘ultimately lose’
  • Italy signed a “non-binding” protocol with visiting President Xi Jinping to become part of the Chinese project.
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says a deal with China would not be in Italy’s best interests. Photo: Reuters
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