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Located in northwest Italy, Milan is the second most populated city in the country and the main industrial, commercial and financial center.

Milan, the city currently hosting the world expo, is a kaleidoscope that holds a wonderful mix of everything.

City officials are going all out to ensure that Milan puts its best foot forward, starting with an extraordinary calendar of cultural events.

Air China operates direct flights to Milan departing from Beijing and Shanghai. You can also try Italian airline Alitalia's new nonstop service.

No one expects bad things to ruin an otherwise beautiful trip, but sometimes travel hassles do creep in. Here are addresses, opening hours and telephone numbers of the Chinese embassy and consulates in Italy where you can turn for help.

Sowing China's new path of 'green agriculture'

"It is our common responsibility to feed mankind. We hope to make more contributions to the nation and the world with our green mode of agriculture." - Hu Youtao, vice governor of Jiangxi province.


Beijing's candidacy for Winter Olympics on stage at Expo Milano

The ongoing Beijing Week at the world exposition in Italy's Milan is also an occasion for promotion of Beijing's candidacy for 2022 Winter Olympic Games.


For Chinese firms, Expo is a world stage

As China showcases at the Milan Expo the importance of food and agriculture to the world, it is also pointing to the growing strength and internationalization of Chinese companies.

Chinese agriculture gets full display at Milan Expo


Pavilion wins fans for design, tech

The China Pavilion is one of the most exciting ones at Expo Milano 2015, Expo Commissioner of the Italian Government Giuseppe Sala said on Saturday.

Nation puts on show of sustainability at Milan Expo


Expo will be a down-to-earth affair

World Expo 2015, which opens in Milan on May 1, will focus on modern agriculture, and China is reflecting that theme in its pavilion. The theme of the pavilion is agriculture and food.

Expo highlights need to ensure safe, sufficient food for all


Beyond Marco Polo and Matteo Ricci

All the Italian prime ministers who have been in power recently have planned or paid official visits to China, even though their governments have had relatively short life spans.

Italian trade official upbeat about Chinese investment


Lombardy pushes for Chinese investors

Lombardy enjoys an exceptional climate for entrepreneurs and the president explains that there are one million companies out of ten million inhabitants. These companies are mainly SMEs and called "family companies" which need help to be competitive in the world

China vows to enhance trade with Eurasian bloc


Chinese high-speed train model shown

China's representative high-speed train model, the CRH 380A, was displayed at the ongoing Milan Expo on Saturday. The CRH (China Railway High-speed) train is one of its state-of-the-art products.

China Railway Group to sign $390 million Russian contract