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Zhang Naizhong, alleged Chinese mafia boss, arrested yesterday
32 others arrested with him charged with extortion, prostitution, drug trafficking. He had established a quasi-monopoly of the transport of goods to Chinese companies in Europe. Amazement and silence in Prato.
02/08/2017 10:48:00 CHINA
Beijing, anti-corruption inspector expelled from Party: he is also corrupt
Zhang Huawei, vice-minister of the Central Inspection Group. The Central Committee for Party Inspection speaks of "darkness hiding beneath the light". Without democracy, Xi Jinping's anti-corruption fight is a war lost from the outset.
10/11/2015 VATICAN – ITALY
Pope in Florence wants a Church that knows how to upset and inspire, one that rejects power but includes the poor, one that reaches out
Some 2,500 people are in Florence for the Fifth National Congress of the Italian Church. Francis spoke to them about Christian humanism, and Jesus’ sentiments: humility, selflessness and the beatitudes. He called on young people to be strong and overcome apathy. “Let no one disparage your youth, but learn to be models in the way you speak and act. [. . .] Do not look down on life from the balcony; get involved instead, and immerse yourselves in broad social and political exchange.”
Corruption charges against judges and police in Tianjin, one suicide
Top court and police officials are removed from office because of corruption charges. Song Pingshun, chairman of Tianjin's Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, kills himself after meeting party officials. Beijing is cleaning up the situation by sending in new people.
14/02/2018 11:49:00 CHINA
Another Party boss, Lu Wei, expelled. Prisons for corrupt VIPs overflowing
Lu Wei was head of internet security and deputy director of the Party's propaganda department. He is accused of having " did whatever it took to build personal fame", and also of having created cliques in the Party. Xi Jinping's anti-corruption campaign has Qincheng prison filled to the brim with many of his personal enemies.
08/02/2007 ITALY – CHINA
Capitalia looking at new opportunities for Italy in China
Conference organised by Capitalia, an Italian banking group, and Beijing-based Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, indicates that food, agriculture and the environment are key areas for Sino-Italian cooperation. Sea transportation and services are also seen as additional areas.
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