Venice’s Grand Canal was for centuries a thoroughfare for the global shipping trade on the ancient Silk Road.

On China's New Silk Road

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Italian populists—skeptical of the value of EU membership—drove Italy to become the first G7 country to join China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Then the pandemic brought generous EU aid, leaving Italy to reassess who its real friends are and how best to help its economy.

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Venice’s Grand Canal was for centuries a thoroughfare for the global shipping trade on the ancient Silk Road. 

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