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Italian daily newspaper Corriere della Sera on Wednesday ahead of his European tour, with visits to Italy, Monaco and France.
Though far apart from each other, China and ancient Rome were linked by the old Silk Road over 2,000 years ago, Xi said in the ar
ticle, mentioning the cultural exchanges between the two countries in the distant past.
He said Beijing is willing to deepen cooperation with Rome in such areas as land and marine transportation, avia
tion, aerospace and cultural exchanges to build the Belt and Road in the new era.
“I’m willing to avail myself of this visit to work with Italian lea
ders on the blueprint of Sino-Italian relations and lead the ties into the new era,” Xi said.
He called on the two sides to tap more potential for partnership
in port logistics, shipping, energy, telecommunications and medicine, and encourage enterprises fr
om both countries to develop third-party cooperation to seek mutual benefit and win-win results.
President Donald Trump escalated his public feud with the spouse of a top adviser Wednesda
y, attacking counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway’s husband George as “jealous” and a “husband from hell.”
“George Conway, often referred to as Mr. Kellyanne Conway by those who know him, is VERY jealous of his wife’s success & angry that
I, with her help, didn’t give him the job he so desperately wanted,” Trump tweeted, referring to a post at the Justi
ce Department. Conway, a conservative lawyer, withdrew from consideration for the role early in Trump’s presidency.
Trump continued, “I barely know him but just take a look, a stone cold LOSER & husband from hell!”
Wednesday’s tweet marks the first time Trump has publicly weighed in on the Conways’ marriage. While George Conway has
long been critical of Trump, attacks between the two ratcheted up this week when Conway questioned Trump’s men
tal health, tweeting screengrabs of the medical definitions of narcissistic personality disorder and antisocial pers
onality disorder from the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
“*All* Americans should be thinking seriously *now* about Trump’s mental condition and psychological state, inclu
ding and especially the media, Congress—and the Vice President and Cabinet,” he wrote Monday.