Simone Pieranni

founder China Files

Simone Pieranni, a graduate in Political Science, founded China Files in 2009, an editorial agency based in Beijing that collaborates with Italian media to provide reports and articles on China. From 2006 to 2014, he lived in China, writing for both Italian and international media. From 2014 to 2022, he worked in the foreign affairs department of Il Manifesto.

Currently, he works at Chora Media, focusing on podcasts and hosting a weekly one titled "Altri orienti" (Other Easts) that explores various aspects of Asia.

Simone is the author of "Brand Tibet" (Derive Approdi, 2010), "Cina Globale" (Manifestolibri, 2017), the novel "Genova Macaia" (Laterza, 2017), "Red Mirror: Il nostro futuro si scrive in Cina" (Laterza, 2020), and La Cina nuova (Laterza, 2021), Tecnocina - Storia della tecnologia cinese dal 1949 a oggi (add editore).

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Events IJF 2024
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#IJF20 / 4 april 2020

The Hong Kong uprising

What are the characteristics of the Hong Kong protest movement? How has it used the media, apps and technology in general to oppose Chinese interference? And in what way did the clashes in Hong Kong a...