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Major Western leaders snub China’s New Silk Road summit?

While China has portrayed the New Silk Road as a genuine effort to share the bounty of China’s economic development, many Western countries are concerned about transparency in the project and are suspicious about China’s broader political intents

Ben Blanchard Beijing

 Only one country from the Group of Seven (G7) nations—Italy—is attending China's most important diplomatic event of the year: a summit next month on President Xi Jinping's New Silk Road strategy. China's foreign minister, however, has refused to read the gesture as a snub.