Greek Studies Centre inaugurated in Beijing

Beijing Foreign Studies University now hosts a Greek Studies Centre. The opening ceremony took place on 12 May 2017 and keynote speakers were Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Rector of the University, Professor Han Zhen […]

Energy cooperation between Copelouzos Group and Shenhua Group

The State Chinese Company SHENHUA GROUP CORPORATION LIMITED, the largest coal producer in the world and one of the largest energy producers not only from conventional sources but also from renewable in China and COPELOUZOS GROUP […]

Should China worry about instability in the Balkans?

China cannot overlook the situation. Its interest does not only derive from its need to protect its diplomatic personnel and Chinese people living in FYROM, but also for the future course of Chinese investments in the country where several Chinese companies are active […]

Wang Yi in Athens: culture and politics

Foreign Minister of China Wang Yi recently visited Athens to attend the First Ancient Civilizations Forum. This was a Greek initiative with China as co-organizer to foster dialogue among countries representing major ancient civilizations […]

Liu Qibao in Greece

As Greece and China are strengthening their cooperation, high level Chinese officials are visiting Greece. Following the participation of Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the Ancient Civilization Forum, member of the Political Bureau and Secretariat of the CPC Central Committe, Liu Qibao, visited Greece […]

How will China read Europe after Macron’s victory?

To put it bluntly, Macron won the election not because most citizens trust him but because he is viewed as the antidote to the rise of the far-right. So, as opposed to his pre-election efforts, the post-election mission will be much more challenging for Macron. It will be very difficult for him to challenge Berlin’s superiority.  This vindicates China’s strategy to approach the EU as an entity but also interpret it as being mainly led by Germany […]

Greek olive oil exports to China remain remarkably low

In theory, Greece can invest on its production of olive oil to reach the mass market of China. However, statistics show a rather dissapointing trend in comparison to the country’s main competitors in Europe […]

CIFE in China – Summer School with Chinese students in Greece

In the context of people-to-people exchanges, a basic aspect of Sino-European relations, the Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE) is establishing new contacts with Chinese universitites. In particular […]

The Athens Declaration on the establishment of the Ancient Civilizations Forum

The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr Wang Yi, of the Arab Republic of Egypt, H.E. Mr Sameh Shoukry, of the Hellenic Republic, H.E. Mr Nikos Kotzias, of the Islamic Republic of Iran […]