US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg

Mike Pompeo gets Italian promise on 5G security but doesn’t convince Vatican on bishops deal with China

  • ‘The Chinese Communist Party is trying to exploit its presence in Italy for its own strategic purposes,’ US secretary of state says in Rome
  • Pope Francis’ top diplomat expresses surprise at US attempts to intervene in talks on renewing agreement on Catholic bishops in China

Topic |   US-China relations
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo listens as Luigi di Maio, Italy’s foreign minister, speaks at a press conference after their meeting in Rome on Wednesday. Photo: Alessia Pierdomenico/Bloomberg
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