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Cautious EU holds China's Europe ambitions in check

But some Central and Eastern European countries find China a better friend

The building of the Belgrade-to-Budapest high-speed rail line backed by China has been delayed after intervention by the European Union.

BELGRADE, Serbia -- Six months after a groundbreaking ceremony to mark the start of a China-backed high-speed rail project to link the capitals of Serbia and Hungary in November, the site is covered with weeds and there are no signs of any activity.

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