Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appears to have lost some of his enthusiasm for China’s belt and road plan. Photo: EPA-EFE

Is Italy experiencing buyer’s remorse after signing up to China’s belt and road scheme?

  • Four months after striking a deal, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appears less enthusiastic about Beijing’s infrastructure development plan, saying it is not the only game in town
  • Pet project of Chinese President Xi Jinping must ‘develop in an open and inclusive way’ and respect EU ‘standards and principles’, Italian leader says
Topic |   Belt and Road Initiative

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Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte appears to have lost some of his enthusiasm for China’s belt and road plan. Photo: EPA-EFE
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Britain’s next prime minister says he is “very pro-China”. Photo: Reuters

‘Pro-China’ Boris Johnson ‘enthusiastic’ about belt and road plan

  • Britain’s next prime minister welcomes Chinese investment and students to ‘most open economy in Europe’
  • Johnson tells Chinese-language broadcaster: ‘We are very interested in what President Xi is doing’
Topic |   Boris Johnson

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Britain’s next prime minister says he is “very pro-China”. Photo: Reuters
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