Chinese immgrant workers

Chinese immgrant workers

The Chinese ‘guardians‘ of Italy’s coffee culture
“Chinese bars are everywhere, and the cappuccino is in a state of shock.”  So go the translated lyrics of a slightly xenophobic 2013 Italian pop song by the Milanese duo “Il Genio.” It is about Chinese migrants taking over neighborhood cafes in northern and central Italy. Six years later and, according to an article in the Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera earlier this month, 11.5% of bars in Milan are run by first- and second-generation migrants from China. Italy has one of the highest Chinese populations in Europe, with more than 300,000 officially registered and many more living there illegally. Around 90% of them come from China’s Zhejiang province. The Chinese first arrived in Mila
The Chinese ‘guardians‘ of Italy’s coffee culture