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Austria’s Kurz Goes to Belt and Road Forum But Won’t Sign Accord

Sebastian Kurz, Austria's chancellor, arrives at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Sebastian Kurz, Austria's chancellor, arrives at a European Union (EU) leaders summit in Brussels, Belgium, on Friday, March 22, 2019.

Photographer: Jasper Juinen/Bloomberg

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Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz will take part in the second Belt and Road Forum in Beijing next week, but he won’t follow Italy and sign a formal accord to cooperate on China’s giant infrastructure project to redraw the global trade map.