Italy’s confusing Belt and Road Initiative involvement
At G7, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi indicated plans to review involvement in BRI. Yet leaked Italian MFA documents suggest that he will discuss with Premier Li Keqiang for deeper implementation of Italy’s 2019 BRI agreement.
Czech Senate names China’s Xinjiang policies a genocide
On June 10, the Senate passed a resolution calling for a boycott of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
Romanian president signs bill to ban Huawei from 5G
On June 11, Romania passed a law which effectively bars Huawei from constructing 5G infrastructure in the country. On June 14, Albania signed an agreement with the US on 5G coordination.
Finland updates its China policy
In its “China Action Plan,” Helsinki calls for a more assertive policy.
Brussels asks national banks to help Montenegro ease burden of China debt
EU officials asked German, French and Italian state lenders to provide financial aid to Montenegro struggling with Chinese credit for highway construction.