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'Don't be naive with China', EU leaders tell Italy, "a systemic rival" (SDR? not infrastructure)
The Europeans want to agree on a comprehensive list of demands, with implementation dates, during the EU-China summit to be held on 9 April.

"It is not a good method to discuss bilaterally agreements on the new `Silk Road'", said French President Emmanuel Macron after the summit.

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte insisted that nobody asked for explanations when he spoke about the agreement with China.

"We agreed that we will reconvene on this, as they will catch up with us on the outcome of Xi Jinping's visit in Paris," he said.

EU-China Summit: moving forward with our global partnership, June 2017
sadly, China is not a "little island"

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Mar 22nd, 2019 at 08:22:39 PM EST
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