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Salvini Warns Against ‘Colonizing Italy’ Before China Accord

  • Deputy premier cautions over possible China Belt & Road deal
  • Salvini indicates concern over Huawei role in telecom sector
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Deputy Premier Matteo Salvini fired a warning shot as his populist government prepares to sign an accord with China, saying he refuses to see foreign companies “colonizing Italy.”

Salvini, whose League party campaigns on the Trump-like slogan “Italy First,” expressed reservations after Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said the country would sign a framework agreement with China on the massive Belt and Road Initiative infrastructure project.