Italy expands its quarantine to the entire country as coronavirus cases and deaths surge

Italy will expand the lockdown of the Lombardy region to the entire country, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Monday as Italy’s case count surged, making it the country with the most COVID-19 cases outside of China. 

Italy’s hospitals reach breaking point as Rome boosts funding to help virus-hit economy

Italy is boosting its financial stimulus to assist its coronavirus-hit economy this week as the number of confirmed cases of the virus continues to rise, and hospitals in the worst-hit region are forced to turn to the private sector for help.

Coronavirus Updates: Italy Reports 650 Cases And 17 Deaths

Three major U.S. carriers with service to Italy — American Airlines, Delta Air Lines and United Airlines — are offering travel waivers to Italy amid the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak.

Coronavirus: Venice Carnival closes as Italy imposes lockdown

Italian officials have cut short the Venice Carnival as they try to control what is now the worst outbreak of the coronavirus in Europe.

Europe wakes up to China’s economic threat

Europe needs to muscle up against China's aggressive investment and unfair competition, according to a report from the European Commission’s in-house think tank

Italy’s drive to join China’s Belt and Road hits potholes

The ancient Silk Road was a network of trading routes that stretched from China to Italy, transporting goods, skills and ideas half way around the world.

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...
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Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi casts doubt on COVID-19 originating in China

The Chinese government's top diplomat, State Councillor Wang Yi, said on Thursday (Aug 27) it was unclear whether the coronavirus had first originated in China, casting doubt on the views of health experts and foreign governments.