My name is Marco and I am currently a PhD candidate in Business Administration at Chongqing University, People’s Republic of China. I previously got a MA in Political Science  and a BA in Foreign Languages at the Catholic University of Milan.

Before the outbreak of the pandemic, I was based in Chongqing, a Chinese metropolis full of opportunities in the Western part of the country. I am currently waiting to go back to Western China to finish my PhD.

In the past years I turned my passion for China into a job. It all started with an internship at the Italy China Foundation in Milan, during which I wrote some articles for the “Focus China” project. Later I worked for the International Relations Office of the Cabinet of the Mayor of Milan, dealing in particular with research on China in view of Expo 2015. After graduation I returned to the Foundation, to work on the “China Awards 2016” project, which resulted in an intense and unforgettable experience. I also worked for the Italian Chinese Institute and again for the Italy China Foundation in 2018.

Since the beginning of 2017, I have been a Teaching assistant at Catholic University of Milan for the course of  “History and Geo-economy: the economic development of China”.

I played basketball for almost 20 years in minor leagues, firstly for “Sportlandia Tradate” and then for “Lonate Basketball”. In Chongqing, together with my friends and colleagues of the College of Economics and Business Administration, I won the 2019 University Basketball Tournament.

I love reading Usa literature novels. My favourite authors are Philip Roth, Don Delillo and Jonathan Franzen.