Italy may become largest economy yet to back China’s Belt and Road: reports

Italy may be about to formally endorse China's Belt and Road Initiative, becoming the largest economy yet to back the massive global infrastructure project...

The curious European destinations that Chinese tourists love visiting

In the first year of the new millennium, a modest 10.5m overseas trips were made by Chinese residents. Fast forward to 2017 and the figure...

Uighur Arrest in Italy Sparks Fears of Chinese Interference in Europe

The brief detention of a prominent exiled Uighur leader in Italy last week is raising alarm among human rights groups, who see it as...

Italy jumps on the Chinese freight link bandwagon

Northern Italy and China will be linked by another cargo rail service from September. Faster than maritime shipping and cheaper than air freight, the...

With Italy joint venture, Monalisa smiles with innovative tile products

Chinese ceramic tile maker Monalisa Group Co has launched a production unit in Italy, a joint venture with Gruppo Romani SpA. Industrie Ceramiche, a...
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Merkel Has Made a U-Turn on China But It May Be Too Late

The chancellor must maintain a hard line, but it comes at a high risk for Germany’s export-dependent economy.

China’s belt and road cargo to Europe under scrutiny as operator admits to moving...

The belt and road plan, masterminded by President Xi Jinping, is the central government’s initiative to link economies into a China-centred trading network to grow global trade.

The U.S. or China? Europe Needs to Pick a Side

For certain, there has been a shift in European views on China. Europeans are more aware and concerned by the challenges that China poses and have taken real steps to push back against it.