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Red flowers for uncle Xi

Even the Cristoforo Colombo you have cleaned and red flowers set in the raised bed between the two lanes. As a Xi Jinping and his entourage were seen on the Roman road to the airport, it looked so spring-like nice and tidy like never before. Rome has given everything for the reception of the "new Emperor of the world," as the Newspapers called the Chinese head of state in a rare show of harmony, some with an ironic undertone. In the Quirinal Palace Xi of Corazzieri was escorted on horseback, the magnificent delegation of the Carabinieri. "We have not experienced here since the visit of Queen Elisabeth in 1961," writes La Stampa. Imperial.

Italy is the first significant Western country that supports XI's controversial Belt and Road Initiative, a gigantic commercial and infrastructure project, with new roads, rails, ports, airports, and mobile networks between Asia, Africa and Europe. Like a rich uncle from the far East, he was ensnared. Goodbye Xi said his visit was "a great success". From his point of view he was.

thanks to Italy, a G-7 state, the "new silk road" of political legitimacy, given that had been missing previously. If the Xi looks on Tuesday, after four days in Italy and a Stop in Monaco, in Paris, will be receiving something more sober. He meets with Emmanuel Macron, Angela Merkel and Jean-Claude Juncker, the have annoyed all over Italy Solo. The Italians call it a "counter-summit". China is a systemic rival in Europe, a growing and ambitious. The you should encounter better together, the French and the Germans. As an EU.

Italy Solo on the silk road Rome isolated geopolitically. Is it worth it?

the Chinese and the Italians have now signed in so their much-discussed bilateral framework agreement to the Belt and Road Initiative. In the statement, the word "reciproco is often a", so alternating. Both pages should come on your bill. That sounds like an Illusion. Italy's government has accused of acting naive. As a highly indebted country, which has just slipped back into recession, threatening Italy, to run fast in the Chinese dependency and into a debt trap. To allay this concern, in need of Premier Giuseppe Conte constantly the English term "level playing field". Does he mean that in this game, all Participants had the same conditions.

Important would be, for example, clear rules for the award of public works contracts. China has used its investments in foreign infrastructure company's own plug. In the Memorandum of Understanding, a non-binding paper, it means that the parties would "move in" of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, AIIB,. In addition, national laws and international obligations should be followed. In the case of Italy, therefore, European Standards and European law would apply.

In Rome, has now signed a number of agreements, some of which are already well advanced. The Expansion of the ports of Trieste and Genoa have agreed on a cooperation with the China Communications Construction Company. So a Baukoloss from Beijing is with 150'000 employees. Whether that cooperation will actually be put out to tender again?

The fire of mount Etna

is also still Open, as Italy deals with Huawei, the network of the farmer from China. The concern about data security, Huawei Italy 5G builds, not only the United States. For a time it looked as if the two parties were to delete the telecommunications from the Memorandum, to appease the critics. The point is, but still, in Clause II, where the planned infrastructure are listed.

Italy is now allowed to export bovine semen, frozen pork meat, some of the football games and oranges to China. Xi asked in Palermo why a lot of oranges from Sicily were so red, and said to him, this beautiful Red of the blood oranges come from the climate of the island, the incomparable. And from the fire of the Etna.

(Tages-Anzeiger)

Created: 24.03.2019, 21:16 PM

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