Studied Chinese at the University of Venice, then was at SOAS of the University of London and at CASS (Chinese Academy of Social Sciences) for post graduate studies. He worked in Beijing as foreign correspondent for ANSA, la Stampa, Il Sole 24Ore, Asia Times and he is professor at the Institute of European Studies at China People’s. He was director of the Institute of Italian Culture in Beijing and senior advisor to the Minister of European Affairs Paolo Savona.