The XIV BRICS Summit (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) was held in Beijing on June 22 and 23, 2022, the cooperation forum inaugurated in 2006 which "represents" 40% of the population (3.2 billion people ) and 23% of global GDP. Chinese President Xi Jinping in his keynote speech at the opening ceremony called on the BRICS to strengthen cooperation on economics and security, practice multilateralism and reject the Cold War mentality. The full speech of President Xi J
On May 25, 2022, Chinese President Xi Jinping met United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet via video conference. A UN high commissioner had not traveled to China since 2005. At the following link Michelle Bachelet's statement after her official visit to China available in English and Chinese Statement by UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michelle Bachelet after official visit to China | OHCHR Silk Council Press Office #silkcouncil #cina #onu #hu
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with visiting Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, capital of China, Feb. 5, 2022. (Xinhua/Shen Hong). In April 2022, China delivered a shipment of HQ-22 surface-to-air missiles to Serbia, thus demonstrating its progress in the field of military logistic transport. The missiles arrived at Belgrade's Nikola Tesla airport on April 10, 2022 on six People’s Liberation Army Y-20 cargo planes. It is the fi
The webinar "Private international law: Cultural identity a choice of love" was held on June 6, 2022 from 4 to 6 pm. The event accredited by the Rome Bar Association was moderated by Avv. Giuliana Scrocca, Mediator of the Forensic Mediation Body of Rome. During the webinar the theme of integration between different cultures was addressed from a legal, professional and human perspective. Among the distinguished speakers: Dr. Davide De Michelis, Rai3 journalist, who referred to
The 23rd EU-China summit was held on April 1, 2022 via video conference. President Xi Jinping, Premier Li Keqiang, President of the European Council Charles Michel, President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen and High Representative Josep Borrell attended the meeting. The main focus of the summit was on the war in Ukraine The leaders also discussed the state of bilateral relations and areas of shared interest such as climate change, health, trade and digital eco
On March 30, 2022, Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi met Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, who came to China to attend the Third Foreign Ministers' Meeting on the Afghan Issue Among the Neighboring Countries of Afghanistan, in Tunxi, Anhui Province, in eastern China. Also representatives from Pakistan, Iran, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan attended the multinational meetings on Afghanistan. Lavrov briefed Wang Yi on the state of Russia-Ukrain
The webinar "Cultural identity a choice of love: love for one's own identity and the freedom to choose to embrace different cultures" was held on March 31, 2022 from 3 to 5 pm. The event accredited by the Belluno Bar Association and sponsored, among others, by the Veneto Region and the Silk Council Association, was moderated by Kaoutar Badrane, the first lawyer in Italy with Moroccan origin and by the Rai 3 journalist Davide De Michelis. Among the distinguished speakers: Mari
Photo: 10 marzo 2022 - Xinhua/Ju Peng The plenary meetings of the XIII National People's Congress and Chinese People's Consultative Conference (the "two sessions") were held in Beijing from 4 to 11 March 2022. On this occasion, the target of GDP growth for 2022 at about 5.5% was announced. This value is the lowest since 1991, although higher than the growth estimates forecast by the International Monetary Fund for China of 4.8%. A growth target was not set in 2020 due to pand
At the annual plenary session of the National People's Assembly held in early March 2022, Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced that China will work with the international community to provide "the necessary mediation" for a diplomatic solution between Russia and Ukraine. While China is in favor of a cessation of hostilities and armed conflict, it has never yet explicitly condemned Russia. Furthermore, China has abstained from the UN Security Council in its decision to impose fi
On February 12, 2022, Avv. Lifang Dong, President of Silk Council Association and founder of the Dong & Partners international law firm, was interviewed by Dr. Stefano Galieni for "Left, Unlimited Humanity" newsletter. The interview offers a picture of the personality and private, academic and professional experience of Avv. Dong and her points of view on current economic, social and geopolitical issues. We thank Dr. Stefano Galieni for the interview, which is reported below
On February 6, 2022, Ms. Lifang Dong, President of the Silk Council Association and Founder of Dong & Partners International Law Firm, was interviewed by Ms. Valentina Furlanetto for the Italian broadcast "Sons of Enea" on Radio 24.
Ms. Dong talked about her personal, academic and professional experience between China, Italy and England, also offering her point of view as an Italian citizen of Chinese origin and exponent of the second generation of Chinese immigrants in Ita
On december 10, 2021 a meeting of the Italian System in China was held in Beijing. The meeting was chaired by the Ambassador of Italy in the People’s Republic of China, Luca Ferrari. It was attended by the Consuls General and Deputy Consuls of Shanghai, Canton, Chongqing and Hong Kong, the Directors of ICE Offices and those of the Italian Cultural Institutes of the Chinese network, as well as representatives of the various Italian Administrations present in Beijing (Defence,
Fonte foto: MAUC The Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares, met on January 13, 2022 in Brest (France) the Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luigi di Maio, to discuss issues such as the southern neighborhood of the EU, stability in the Mediterranean and the possible creation of an investment forum for the joint participation of companies from both countries in EU-funded projects. As reported by Albares via his Twitter account, the two ministers held a mee
EU SME Centre published the Report on Incentives, Subsidies and Funding for Tech SMEs in China addressed to increase the awareness and accessibility of European tech SMEs to Chinese public resources. The Report lists incentives and funding instruments available in China into five main groups: 1.Market entry incentives: made available by local administrations to attract innovative international companies to settle in their jurisdiction. 2.Status recognition: namely certain sta
EU SME Centre published an interesting report on the Market for Pet Food, Supplies, Medicines and Services in China. This is a fast growing market that in 2020 reached RMB 206.5 billion (€27.5 billion) only for dog and cats in urban areas. The report analyzes the existing competitive landscape and details the latest relevant policies, laws, and provisions, current and future developments, consumer trends, and opportunities and challenges in the pet product market for EU SMEs.
On December 10, 2021 in Tianjin China and Nicaragua signed the "Joint Communiqué on the restoration of diplomatic relations between the People's Republic of China and the Republic of Nicaragua" during the meeting between the Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister Ma Zhaoxu and a Nicaraguan delegation led by son of President Daniel Ortega and Presidential Advisor for Investment, Trade and International Cooperation, Laureano Ortega Murillo. Nicaragua thus recognized Chinese territoria
Source: governo.it The final G20 Summit chaired by Italy was held in Rome on October 30 and 31, 2021, where the final communiqué was adopted and which summarizes the main results achieved regarding the global challenges grouped into the "3Ps": People, Prosperity and Planet . At the end of the Summit, world leaders flew to Glasgow (Scotland) for the COP26 on Climate, while the presidency of the next G20 passed to Indonesia.
People G20 participants have set a goal of vaccinat
On October 20, 2021, the Round Table organized by L'Orientale University of Naples and Italy Africa Business Week "Migrants: Altruistic Entrepreneurs. When the pursuit of profit is combined with social responsibility " was held online. The meeting was organized with the support of Mehret Tewolde, CEO of Italia Africa Business Week (IABW), with the aim of promoting a debate with some entrepreneurs on the concept of altruistic entrepreneurs referring to successful foreign entre
During the 6° Belt and Road Forum held in Hong Kong last September 4 and 5, 2021 China’s Minister of Commerce Wang Wentao, and Liu Guangyuan, the commissioner of China’s Foreign Ministry’s Hong Kong office, have pledged to support Hong Kong in joining the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), the world’s biggest free-trade agreement signed between China, 10 ASEAN countries (Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, a
The Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation of Italy, Luigi Di Maio, and the Minister of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Wang Wentao, co-chaired the 14th session of the Italy-China Joint Economic Commission via videoconference on September 28, 2021. Minister Di Maio expressed satisfaction with the positive trend of bilateral trade and Italian exports to China, which grew in the first half of this year respectively by 20.3% and 48.3% on an annual