From left, European Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gather for talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg

Unity, reality and reciprocity: Europe brings down the barriers for Xi Jinping in Paris

  • European leaders strike united stand but also try to find common ground with Chinese president as the trading partners grapple with slowing growth
Topic |   China-EU relations

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From left, European Commission leader Jean-Claude Juncker, Chinese President Xi Jinping, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel gather for talks at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Tuesday. Photo: Bloomberg
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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

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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