Advanced economies less keen on China, except for Italy

A new Pew poll showcases the level of favour towards China among advanced economies. But Italy still acts as an outlier; pandemic-related propaganda might factor in

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From China to Venezuela, the discussion of Italy's and the Vatican's foreign ministers

Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio met with the Holy See’s Secretary for Relations with States, Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher. They touched upon a series of common dossiers, including the Middle East, Venezuela, religious freedoms and the coronavirus. Historian Agostino Giovagnoli highlights convergences and discrepancies between the two

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Belarus, caught between Moscow and the West, has a silent ally: China

The social and political crisis currently engulfing Belarus could change global geopolitical balances. Historically close to Russia but lately less so, not deaf to EU and NATO, and increasingly China-friendly