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How to deal with China? EU divided over Belt and Road initiative

France’s President welcomed Xi Jinping for a state visit where the host decided to call for backup. After the easy part – the state banquet, the signing of mega-deals – Emmanuel Macron invited German chancellor Angela Merkel flanked by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. Better than an EU-China summit, four around the table meant getting down to it, on the Belt and Road initiative. Are critics right to call it a debt trap? Is it any different than being beholden by US giants?

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