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Monday, October 25, 2010

Ancient Italian Town Turns Against Chinese Migrants.

VOAvideo | October 23, 2010 - An estimated 40,000 Chinese, both legal residents and illegals, are living in the Italian town of Prato, not far from Florence. They constitute a quarter of the town's population and are one of the biggest concentrations of Chinese in Europe. Most come from one town in China, Wenzhou near Shanghai. Nearly all are involved in manufacturing textiles and cheap clothes on a huge scale - producing up to one million garments a day. In recent months, tensions in Prato between Italian residents and the Chinese have spiked with accusations that the migrants aren't playing by the rules. Henry Ridgwell visited this town in the heart of Tuscany confronting the reality of a globalized world.