Aug 5, 2023

Italy Pivots Away From China

Italy’s right-wing prime minister exits China’s Belt and Road Initiative and cultivates ties with the U.S.

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What’s happening: Following a meeting with President Joe Biden, reports indicate Italian Prime Minister Georgia Meloni plans to announce a withdrawal from China’s Belt and Road Initiative, a global infrastructure project. Through this, Italy signals a hard political shift towards the U.S. and European Union while distancing itself economically from China.

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