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Beijing pulls out all the stops to keep Rome in the Silk Road

Liu Jianchao, Director of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was in Rome from 25 to 27 June 2023.
Liu Jianchao, Director of the International Department of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CPC), was in Rome from 25 to 27 June 2023. © Eko Siswono Toyudho/Anadolu Agency via AFP
Xi Jinping is adamant that Italy should attend the next Silk Road summit in October. Rome however, doesn't feel so inclined, and is discreetly trying to withdraw from this mega-infrastructure project. [...]
Published on 11.07.2023 at 04:00 GMT Reading time 2 minutes

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