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Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

Quick Take: Italy Signs on to China's Belt and Road

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Deborah Lehr

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April 1, 2019

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In a controversial move, Italy broke ranks with its EU counterparts to become the first major economy to sign onto China’s signature foreign and economic policy, the Belt and Road Initiative. President Xi Jinping made Italy his first stop on a European tour on March 22 to strengthen ties between the two countries. Significant contracts are expected to flow between the two countries as a result of the signing of this agreement, in addition to the 29 deals worth $2.8 billion that were signed during Xi Jinping's visit to Rome.

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sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

sky TG24: Italy-China agreements, the strongest criticisms come from the US

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sky TG24

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March 24, 2019

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Basilinna CEO, Deborah Lehr, was featured in sky TG24, discussing President Xi Jinping's visit to Italy, Italy joining the Belt and Road Initiative, and the U.S. reaction (interview in Italian).

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