Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte arrived in Beijing for a three-day institutional visit, on the occasion of the second Belt and Road forum. On the first day, the premier is planning a meeting with a representative of the Italian community in China at the Italian Embassy in Beijing. Conte will then take part in the welcome dinner offered by the President of the People's Republic of China, Xi Jinping, to the foreign Heads of State and Government attending the second edition of the Silk Road forum.
"Just arrived in Beijing where the second Belt And Road Forum is taking place these days. My visit to China will also be an opportunity to resume the fruitful dialogue started in Rome with President Xi Jinping on the many topics of common interest #BeltAndRoad # BRF2019 ". Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte writes it on twitter, publishing some photos of his arrival in the Chinese capital.
Chinese President Xi Jinping promises "high quality" financial standards for the new Silk Road, the ambitious infrastructure plan for connecting Asia, Africa and Europe, along with the "commercial and fiscal sustainability of the projects so that they can hit targets": opening the work of the second Forum of the "Belt and Road Initiative", Xi, without mentioning the doubts expressed from outside on the "debt trap", also said he wanted "an open, green and transparent cooperation" reinforced by "zero tolerance to corruption ".
The new Silk Road will also create opportunities for China, while China itself is opening its markets to the world further: President Xi Jinping, at the Forum on the Belt and Road Initiative, has promised that, with the needs of greater openness , "we will improve laws and regulations, supervise markets and other areas, free and abolish unreasonable regulations, subsidies and practices that prevent fair competition distorting the market". Furthermore, there will be an acceleration on the "protection of intellectual property rights".