More than 150 countries, regions and international groups have already signed on to China’s Belt and Road Initiative. Enter Italy, whose bilateral trade with China reached a record of $54.2 billion last year. According to Italy’s Undersecretary for Economic Development, the country hopes to increase exports to China by another $8 billion, and benefit from numerous infrastructure improvements. It would be a sorely needed shot in the arm to an ailing economy. CGTN’s Michal Bardavid reports from Rome.

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