China's Expansion: Italy Leads Europe Into China’s Embrace

Italy is ready to lead other European countries into signing up for China’s new Silk Road, despite U.S. and allies’ concerns at Rome’s new openness towards the Asian giant, a senior government member said ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome. “The Silk Road is already in Europe. The train to China leaves from Duisburg in Germany,” Michele Geraci, undersecretary at the Ministry for Economic Development, told Bloomberg Television as he defended Rome’s decision to volunteer for a role in Xi’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure project. “I do think that Italy leading the remaining European countries along the Silk Road could actually entice other countries to join,” said Geraci, the architect of Rome’s openness to China. He added signatories could shape “a European unified strategy” aimed at the development of countries in Africa, the Middle East and along the Silk Road.

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EU should put a stop to it. Or else Italy will be the beachhead for China’s sneaky intrusion into the EU...

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Trojan Horse. Italy...

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China already has a sea route and exit on EU through Greek ports ... After the sea, comes the mainland ...

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Disgusting, absolutely disgusting.. Salvini wants to make Italy a colony of Russia and China like Hungary..

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Right Into the communist grips. A steel hug...

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15 hours ago, ThunderBlade said:

Italy is ready to lead other European countries into signing up for China’s new Silk Road, despite U.S. and allies’ concerns at Rome’s new openness towards the Asian giant, a senior government member said ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome. “The Silk Road is already in Europe. The train to China leaves from Duisburg in Germany,” Michele Geraci, undersecretary at the Ministry for Economic Development, told Bloomberg Television as he defended Rome’s decision to volunteer for a role in Xi’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure project. “I do think that Italy leading the remaining European countries along the Silk Road could actually entice other countries to join,” said Geraci, the architect of Rome’s openness to China. He added signatories could shape “a European unified strategy” aimed at the development of countries in Africa, the Middle East and along the Silk Road.

It seems like this topic should be under Geopolitics. Am I wrong?

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22 hours ago, ThunderBlade said:

Italy is ready to lead other European countries into signing up for China’s new Silk Road, despite U.S. and allies’ concerns at Rome’s new openness towards the Asian giant, a senior government member said ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to Rome. “The Silk Road is already in Europe. The train to China leaves from Duisburg in Germany,” Michele Geraci, undersecretary at the Ministry for Economic Development, told Bloomberg Television as he defended Rome’s decision to volunteer for a role in Xi’s massive Belt and Road infrastructure project. “I do think that Italy leading the remaining European countries along the Silk Road could actually entice other countries to join,” said Geraci, the architect of Rome’s openness to China. He added signatories could shape “a European unified strategy” aimed at the development of countries in Africa, the Middle East and along the Silk Road.

Could this be the start of Italy considering to leave the EU and striking a deal with China perhaps ? Could act as a lucrative gateway to other European business as well as domestic ? A bit like what we want to do with the US here in the UK maybe ?

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-22/the-eu-is-more-worried-about-italy-than-brexit

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