Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (right) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a joint press conference after their meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (right) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a joint press conference after their meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (right) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a joint press conference after their meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE

5G unease and concerns over human rights issues mar China’s charm offensive through Europe

  • Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi tries to counter US lobbying and a ‘new cold war’ while pushing belt and road projects to pandemic-ravaged EU nations
  • China’s actions in Hong Kong and Xinjiang emerge as issues for politicians in Italy and the Netherlands

Topic |   China-EU relations
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (right) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a joint press conference after their meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (right) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a joint press conference after their meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio (right) and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi during a joint press conference after their meeting in Rome on Tuesday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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