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PRC Investment in Europe Raises Concerns

As Beijing continues its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and global influence campaign, criticism has recently turned towards Chinese investment in Europe, with leaders debating how best to respond to China’s growing...

Milan Nixes Citizenship For Dalai Lama

The Italian city of Milan has scrapped plans to give honorary citizenship to the Dalai Lama due to concerns such a move would jeopardize Chinese involvement and investment in the 2015 Expo, according to Reuters: Milan had...

Italy Turns to China for Help in Debt Crisis

The Financial Times reports that Italian officials visited Chinese investors in Beijing in the hope that cash-rich China can help Italy’s debt crisis: According to Italian officials, Lou Jiwei, chairman of China Investment...

China Angry At Italian Award For Dalai Lama

From Reuters: China on Tuesday expressed its anger at an Italian award for exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama and warned of unspecified consequences in relations. Beijing abruptly cancelled a China-EU summit last...

Dalai Lama Calls On Italy To Back Tibetan Autonomy – AFP

From AFP: Tibetan exiled spiritual leader the Dalai Lama called on Italy Thursday to support Tibet in its bid for autonomy, in a speech to Italian parliament members. “We appeal to you, help us,” the Dalai Lama told lawmakers, urging both concrete help as well as moral support. Recent meetings between the Dalai Lama and […]

Vajont’s Message for the Three Gorges – David Petley

From China Dialogue: In 1963, thousands in northern Italy lost their lives as villages were washed away by huge flooding caused by the Vajont dam. Risk expert David N Petley has studied the disaster, and considers what it means for China’s Three Gorges project. It is in this context that the recent announcements about the […]

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