Italy endorses China's "Belt and Road" project

Italy endorses China's

Italy has become the first member of the Group of Seven industrialized powers to endorse China’s “Belt and Road” infrastructure project.

The signing ceremony was the highlight of a three-day trip to Italy by Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when the United States is locked in a trade war with China.

Chinese and Italian firms additionally signed some 10 deals, including in the energy, steel and gas pipeline sectors.