Thousands of people have been smuggled into Italy, finding work at factories that ignore basic safety standards, while billions of euros are smuggled back to China.
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The upcoming Alibaba IPO is expected to raise north of $21 billion when it debuts on the New York Stock Exchange, but American retail investors show lacklustre enthusiasm.
From the vast, goat-populated plains of Inner Mongolia, ‘cashmere princess’ Jane Wang is spinning a winning formula of handcrafted luxury knitwear and strategic business savvy.