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Revising China’s Strategic Culture: Contemporary Cherry-Picking of Ancient Strategic Thought

Some elements of Chinese ancient military thought are readily apparent in China’s military strategic culture today. These elements clearly call for a realist vision of the world. Yet, the analysis also prompts reflection on how to positively engage China on non-traditional security issues.

China, Malaysia, and the Belt and Road Initiative: the case of the East Coast Rail Link

Beijing needs to understand that projects that do not add value to the recipient state (in this case, Malaysia) are bound to reinforce the perception that Chinese-led initiatives are self-serving in nature.

Margini di autodeterminazione: genere e sessualità in Cina

[IT] Al riassestamento della Cina urbana in nuove configurazioni spaziali, culturali, politiche ed economiche corrisponde la continua ridefinizione della sfera privata e pubblica del singolo individuo. Si assiste così, dai primi anni Ottanta, a un simultaneo negoziato tra il desiderio di affermare nuove soggettività e le aspettative di continuità sociale e familiare di carattere più tradizionale.

Myanmar under the National League for Democracy: will China be a close partner again?

In order for Myanmar to meet its domestic needs, it will remain important for it to be partnered by China in its economic, political and security interests under the new, democratic NLD-led civilian government.

Chinese luxury tourism in Italy: an opportunity to be further exploited

Research conducted by the Business Research Centre of the Italy-China Foundation (Centro Studi per l’Impresa della Fondazione Italia Cina, CeSIF) has shown that, in 2016, 122 million Chinese tourists travelled abroad (4.3 percent more than 2015), and that Italy alone welcomed 3.79 million Chinese tourists.

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