December 9, 2022

Italy cools relations with China as Draghi government prioritises multilateralism, Europe News & Top Stories

LONDON – Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has urged Italy to “play a constructive role” in promoting the “stability and long-term development of China-Europe relations”.

Although Mr Wang presented his telephone call with Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio earlier this week as part of Beijing’s broader dialogue with European nations, there is little doubt that the head of Chinese diplomacy is eager to pre-empt what Beijing sees as a growing anti-China mood among Italian decision-makers.

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