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...

Chinese Remake the ‘Made in Italy’ Fashion Label

The New York Times reports from Prato, Italy, on how Chinese immigrants are beginning to dominate and transform Italy’s prestigious textile industry: The city is now home to the largest concentration of Chinese in Europe —...

Francesco Sisci: Hu Embarks on a Political Pilgrimage

From the Asia Times Online: Next week, Hu Jintao starts an official visit to Italy, the first for a Chinese president in 10 years. As with his predecessor, Jiang Zemin, Hu will have a chance to look first-hand at what was for...

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...

China Bans Italian Mozzarella Cheese Over Dioxin Concerns

From the front lines of the product safety wars, bad news for the growing coterie of Chinese pizza fans. From AFP: China has banned the imports of Italian mozzarella cheese, the nation’s product quality watchdog said,...



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