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 zhou shuren | Sep 12, 2011
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...
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 […]
by Michael Zhao | Nov 7, 2007
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 […]
by Sophie Beach | Aug 2, 2007
From BBC: In cities across Italy tension between the Chinese and Italians is high. The rapid influx of Chinese migrant workers and their dramatic impact on the labour market have caught Italy off guard – particularly in the northern industrial heartland. [Full text]
by Michael Zhao | Mar 26, 2007
This week’s edition of CDT ChinaCast’s Foreign Correspondents Series features Federico Rampini, Beijing correspondent with Italy’s la Repubblica and former visiting professor at UC Berkeley Graduate School of...
by Sophie Beach | Jun 9, 2006
From Reuters, via the International Herald Tribune: Artisan cobblers, bag makers and weavers are at the heart of Italy’s long tradition in crafts and design. But many smaller, family-owned businesses have been hurt by competition from low-priced Chinese imports. Former centers of the Italian textile industry in places like Biella, in northern Italy, are now […]
by Michael Zhao | Mar 30, 2006
From the Associated Press via Google News (link): China has expressed its “strong indignation” over remarks by Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who said this week that communists in China boiled babies for fertilizer. Italy’s Foreign Ministry moved to limit the damage later on Tuesday, releasing a statement in which it said that the premier’s […]
by Sophie Beach | Mar 3, 2006
From the Art Newspaper (link): China and Italy have signed a treaty aimed at preventing the looting and illicit export of antiquities. The agreement was signed in Beijing by Shan Jixiang director of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage and Italian Culture Minister Rocco Buttiglione to mark the launch of the year of Italy in […]
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