Riccardo Staglianò and Raffaele Oriani are two journalists who have travelled far and wide to study the Chinese presence in Italy. Their conclusions have been published in a book The Chinese never die, aimed at debunking prejudices and metropolitan fairy tales.
After a particularly important year in Turkey’s political life, when the country survived an institutional crisis caused by the presidential elections – which provoked yet another clash between the upholders of the Kemalist tradition and the pro-Islamic governing party .
Joseph Zen Ze-Kiun, the first Chinese cleric to be raised to the dignity of Cardinal, agrees that difficult, delicate, indirect negotiations are in progress between Beijing and the Vatican.
The winds of fundamentalism do not blow here, but the regime sometimes cuts off the air supply. And many people continue to flee. A report on the many contradictions of a country that the Bush administration has defined a rogue state.