In recent years, WeChat has increasingly been used as a distribution platform for “fake news” on a variety of topics including elections in the U.S. and Australia and COVID-19. On June 6, the WeChat public account @新岭南观察 (New...
by Grace | Mar 20, 2019
Chinese President Xi Jinping is set to visit Europe on Thursday for a six-day trip to Italy,...
by lisbeth | Mar 11, 2019
Against a backdrop of mounting international criticism towards China’s Belt and Road Initiative...
by Josh Rudolph | Apr 20, 2018
At Foreign Policy, Bethany Allen-Ebrahimian this week reported on efforts by the Communist Party...
by Samuel Wade | Jul 15, 2011
Shanghai Daily reports an ingenious but foiled scheme to boost prices of domestically-made furniture: taking it through customs and immediately “reimporting” it, so it can be sold as premium, imported goods. Some...
by Sophie Beach | Sep 12, 2010
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 —...
by Xiao Qiang | Jul 1, 2009
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...
by Zhaohua Li | Mar 31, 2008
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,...
by Sophie Beach | Feb 6, 2008
by Xiao Qiang | Dec 13, 2007
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 […]
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