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Discussion and analyss on the relationship betwee China and Europe.

Today, with Stuart Lau form Politico.eu, we discussed the recent EU-China Investment Agreement and who the winners of this deal will be. We looked back at the MoU on the BRI to show that, now, almost, every country in...
There is a lot of talk about the challenges that the advancement of Asian economies, China in particular, poses to our economic system. As always, I try to inform as far as I know about what is happening in...
Una specie di 500 di quattro posti stretti che fa solo 100km/h e con autonomia limitata prodotta dalla cinese SAIC, prezzo $3,200-$5,000 vende il doppio delle Tesla Model 3 che costa $39,000, praticamente 10 volte di più. Ecco il trucco che la Cina riesce sempre a fare: trasformare la quantità in qualità....
Is China raising or simply taking back the role that it has always had? How can the West understand and face this reality? With Biden there will be less focus on trade balances, hence good for EU and Italy which enjoy a surplus with the US. However...
Parlo di sfide e opportunità che la #Cina ci presenta, direttamente dalla mia bocca, onde evitare "fraintendimenti" dei media
Today my speech at the China Outlook 2020 Conference of the European Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai. We talked about China's economic outlook, trade war and business prospects. Here are my six bullets:
During the China International Import Expo 2019 in Shanghai, I talked about the Italy and China trade relationship on Caixin one of the leading media in China. Here are my key points for the interview: 1) Although Italy and China manufacturing overlap with a high degree of 60%, more cooperation of the complementary 40% will bring opportunities in trade; 2) Chinese companies should do more greenfield investment in Italy to balance the nature of investment flows, which is skewed too much towards M&A. 3) Focus on cross-cultural exchanges. Language and cultural barrier causes cognitive barriers between Italy and China which then lead to missing business opportunities. More knowledge means lower risks and higher propensity to invest. After all, Italia and Chinese culture are very similar, especially with Southern Italy (Trust me on this!)
My speech at the 85th Anniversary of Ispi institute in Milan: 1) what are the redistributive effects of free trade; 2) why I insisted so much for the signing of MoU on BRI; 3) which is the dominating theory, Krugman or Ricardo?