Geraci told Sputnik radio that the victory of Donald Trump leaves Obama's “pivot to Asia” policy in question. It seems safe to describe the mass upswell of support for the unconventional Trump as a loud cry to change business as usual.
Geraci, controversially, had anticipated Trumps victory. Is this good news for China or bad news? Geraci reassures that in fact, Trump’s victory is marginally good news for China because US will need to collaborate with China for improving their domestic infrastructure.
Geraci on IlSole/Radiocor plays down China's interests for US election outcome:“No matter who wins, China will continue on its own path - a difficult one - towards innovation and high end manufacturing. Paradoxically, should Trump take the White House and really impose restrictions on Chinese imports, this would only accelerate China's transformation.”
Celebrations of the 10th Anniversary of the Michelangelo’s David (replica) in Ningbo, prepared by Foreign Affairs Office of Ningbo Municipal Government, was held on 21, October 2016. The Deputy Mayor of Florence, Giovanni Bettarini, the deputy Mayor of Ningbo, Mr. Zhang Minhua, honorary citizen of Ningbo, Mr. Mario Razzanelli and Mr. Yu Danhua participated in the activity. The bronze statue of David is located in front of the Ningbo Grand Theater. It stands for the friendship between Ningbo and Florence and it has witnessed the economic trade and cultural exchanges between two cities in the past 10 years. Thanks for the great job carried out by Mr. Mario Razzanelli and Mr. Yu Danhua, David's statue can still be admired in Ningbo. Mario and Danhua have shown to all of us that when two parties sit down with a common objective, anything can be achieved. The government of Florence city, represented by Giovanni Bettarini, can be proud of this cooperation that will open new opportunities for deeper cooperation Geraci also attended as special representative of the Italian consulate in Shanghai. He mentioned that even when dealing with economic and financial issues, knowledge of each other culture is the key to the success of the business relationship. Knowing your partner’s culture will help you offer them the products that they want, that they appreciate. Florence is the world capital of fashion and Italian fashion hits well with Chinese consumers because Italian fashion design combines tradition with innovation, music to the ears of Chinese middle and upper class. "David is a bridge between Italy and China, a bridge that will stay here for the centuries to come", concluded Mario
Bob Dylan wins Nobel Prize. He is now looking for a phone booth in the Midwest to call Joan Baez and tell her the good news. One of the greatest American poets, he has now become his own dream, Thomas Dylan himself. Two songs for to listen today : Lay Lady Lay, Blowing in the Wind, and the Guns&Roses version of Knockin' on heavens door. And finally, for those of you who want to know what women thought of him, there is "Diamonds and Rust".
Geraci on CCTV Dialogue discusses the importance of enhancing mutual understanding of cultures in order to enhance China-EU relationship. He strongly emphasised the need for cross cultural learning to start at early age, high school or even earlier. Without such early exposure, university students fail to grasp the differences and the challenges. In other words, starting at University is too late.
Geraci was a guest for Al Jazeera TV to discuss Mao's legacy in today's China. He thinks today's China is totally different from China in 1950. China is today 70% capitalist and 30% socialist. He divides Chinese people into two groups. The older people and the younger people. The people who are older have benefits from the last thirty year's economic reform. They do have memory, but they don't think much about Mao. The people who are younger have never suffered as they parents and grandparents did, so they are also not very interested in knowing what happing in the past. He divides Chinese people into two groups. The older people and the younger people. The people who are older have benefits from the last thirty year's economic reform. They do have memory, but they don't think much about Mao. The people who are younger have never suffered as they parents and grandparents did, so they are also not very interested in knowing what happing in the past.
The relationship between India and China is very sensitive. G20 will provide a platform for Xi and Modi to discuss about current issues. Contradiction between China and India is prominent. India worried about the cooperation between China and Pakistan, which is threatening the Kashmir controversy in India and Pakistan. China is concerned about military increasing cooperation between India and America. But China and India still have lots of common purposes in G20 in coping with structural reform, climate change, and anti-terrorism. G20 is still a great opportunity for two countries to discuss discrepancies.