Prime Minister of Vanuatu
On seeking Chinese investment in development projects"We are an independent country, and we can’t [afford to] wait for grants to come. Whether through contracts or through loans we have to have money to build our infrastructure."
General Manager, COSCO Shipping Lines Italy
Speaking at a conference on the Belt and Road Initiative"For COSCO, Italy is the second most important country in Europe, second only to Germany, and we are getting closer."
Deputy Prime Minister of Italy
Answering questions on U.S. action against Huawei"China is not a democracy and has a certain spirit of imperialism and control. Italians’ sensitive data must remain in Italian hands."
Trade Minister, New Zealand
On ways to deepen the bilateral relationship with China"It's clear China is using the Belt and Road umbrella to cover more initiatives than infrastructure, so there probably is a route throu…