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In Italy, Chinas New Silk Road is not seen as a threat

In Italy, China's New Silk Road is not seen as a threat

The Mediterranean country is the first in the G7 to join China's Belt and Road Initiative. But in one small port town in Italy, Chinese investment is nothing new. DW's Giulia Saudelli and Mu Cui report from Vado Ligure.
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