After the Trump-Xi meeting

The meeting between the presidents of China and the US is perhaps the most important one at the international level as they represent the two most powerful countries in the world. The timing of the first summit between Xi Jinping and Donald Trump further outlines the need of finding a modus vivendi […]

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 […]

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 […]

Cooperation between Bank of Greece and China Development Bank strengthened

On Tuesday 28 February 2017, Governor of the Bank of Greece, Yannis Stournaras, held a meeting with President of China Development Bank, Hu Huaibang, and a delegation from the Chinese Bank […]

ELIAMEP launches Asian Studies Programme

The principal objective of ELIAMEP Asian Studies Programme is to closely monitor developments in Asia. Taking into account the shift of the US interest from the Middle East to the Asian Continent and the economic and political rise of China […]

A new era starts for the Greek-Chinese Economic Council

On 9 February 2017 the 1st General Assembly of the Greek-Chinese Economic Council  gathered to electe its new 25-member Board of Directors and the 5-member Financial Audit Commission. George Tzogopoulos, founder of was elected in the Board of Directors […]

Global Times analyses Greece’s economic future

Global Times newspaper published two articles offering different perspectives on Greece’s economic future. The first is written by Liang Haiming, chief economist of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute, a Guangzhou-based think tank. The second article is authored by George Tzogopoulos […] to support preparations of the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics

The successful organisation of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and in Beijing in 2008, enabled Greece and China to exchange visits and know-how and achieve closer cooperation even before the launch of Chinese investments in Greece. The harmonious collaboration […]

Central Eurasia the linkage between East and West in Antiquity

In an exclusive interview with, Professor in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies at the University of Indiana Christopher I. Beckwith, offers insights on the importance of Central Asia in the connection between East Asia and Europe […]