US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at a news conference in Ohrid, North Macedonia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters

Mike Pompeo warns of ‘Chinese bribes’ and ‘Russian bots’ in the Balkans

  • Washington frequently accuses Moscow of meddling in region, but Beijing has also become a target because of growing investment in area
  • Leap in Chinese infrastructure spending has prompted warnings that poorer countries could be falling into debt trap
Topic |   US-China relations

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US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) and North Macedonia's Prime Minister Zoran Zaev at a news conference in Ohrid, North Macedonia, on Friday. Photo: Reuters
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