Italy lining up Chinese deals despite deputy premier’s national security warnings

Italy’s government is scrambling to firm up accords from banking and energy to soccer clubs for next week’s visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping, despite pressure from the rightist League of Matteo Salvini which is urging caution in the name of national security.Many of Italy’s business players are lining up for deals in parallel with the planned signing of a memorandum of understanding that will give Rome a role in the massive “Belt and Road Initiative”, China’s trans-continental…



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