Valentina Bellomo is a PhD from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. Her research focuses on the institutional and labour innovations occurring within Chinese industrial districts. In 2011, she took an internship at the ILO Beijing Office. Between 2013 and 2014, she was a visiting student at Beijing University, where she investigated the link between localized labour practices and regional development trends.
Following years of secretive negotiations and contentious protests by civil society opponents, at the end of 2015 an agreement on the contents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was finally reached, with the long-awaited text released a few days later. Initially seen as the expansion of a previous deal signed in 2006 by four countries—the Trans-Pacific […]