“Italy has no interest to harm its relations with China up to this point. It will not slam the door and will do everything to negotiate a smooth way out that does not translate into a loss of face for Beijing and may actually open a more stable and manageable stage of the bilateral relations.”
Enrico Fardella (ChinaMed Project, T.wai & University of Naples L’Orientale) in the article “Italy wants to withdraw from China’s Belt and Road, but it won’t be easy” on the China Project.
Enrico Fardella is Director for Area Studies of the ChinaMed Business Program and Director of the ChinaMed Project. He is Associate Professor of the History Department of Peking University, Director of the Center for Mediterranean Area Studies of Peking University and Global Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.