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Violent clashes broke out this week between Italian police and the Chinese community in Prato, a town near Florence that is home to one of the largest concentrations of Chinese-run industry in Europe.

Tensions had been rising in the town, Italy’s textile capital, where people began emigrating from China in the mid-1990s. Some 50,000 Chinese work in the area, making clothes and handbags with the prized “Made in Italy” label.

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