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Belt and Road

Xi seeks Greek support for Belt and Road's success

China bolsters trade ties along old Silk Road to counter trade war hit

Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, and Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos attend a ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 14.   © Reuters

BEIJING -- Chinese President Xi Jinping met with Greek President Prokopios Pavlopoulos on Tuesday as Beijing ramps up overtures to what it considers its next foothold into the European Union.

With Italy now officially part of the Belt and Road infrastructure building initiative, Xi is eager to secure a clear path to the west through greater trade and the use of soft power.

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