Behind the Belt and Road: Textile Workers Need Their Rights

Factory worker making clothes. Photo: Fancycrave, Unsplash.

Of: Vittorio Capici and Wooseong Kim

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) is one of the most ambitious transnational development projects ever implemented. However, many EU analysts and policymakers fear the changes that BRI will bring to the European labor markets. This article will bring you to Prato, a key center for the Italian textile industry, where the Chinese immigrant workers have been hired under inhumane conditions for 40 years and where the Chinese government decided to invest once again.

April 10, 2019, English, Magazine, Opinion

The Big Push for Blockchain comes from the Global South

A “Blockchains for Sustainable Development” debate during the World Investment Forum 2018. Photo: Violaine Mart, UNCTAD.

Of: Vittorio Capici and Wooseong Kim

The incorruptible digital system of economic transactions known as Blockchain has climbed up government priorities in the Global South. Today, blockchain technology strives to solve fundamental public issues.

March 5, 2019, Article, English, Magazine