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 […]

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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 […]

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Whither Sino-American relations under Trump?

The recent communication between President Trump and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping can possibly set the basis for a ‘constructive relationship’. Nevertheless, exisiting differences as well as Trump’s different priorities from his predecessor do not necessarily […]

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FT focuses on Chinese investments in Greece

In an article written by Kerin Hope on doing business in Greece, Financial Times focuses on Chinese investments in the country. In particular, special reference is made to China COSCO Shipping which bought a 67 percent of Piraeus Port Authority for  €368m for 67 per of  and on its committment to invest €150m in 2017 …

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Obama’s Athens visit and China’s investments

Greece is a key country in China’s OBOR strategy. The investment of COSCO in the port of Piraeus signals the ongoing interest shown by the Chinese administration in Greece’s critical geopolitical significance. As a matter of principle the US positively sees every effort made by a foreign investor in Greece. In that regard, there is no objection to Chinese investments in the country as they are considered as steps which can kick off the Greek economy and promote growth […]

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New book on the power of China

The new book Assessing China’s Power published by Palgrave-Macmillan examines the rise of China and its impact on global and regional order. The book is edited by Jae Ho Chung, a distinguished professor of International Relations at the University of Seoul, and constitutes […]

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Developments in South China Sea from a Chinese perspective

The Chinese voice on developments in South China Sea is not often heard in Europe. In their article published on china.org.cn Zhang Rui and He Shan present the Chinese debate on the matter. Drawing on the knowledge of Chinese diplomats, scholars and politicians they illustrate Beijing’s thinking […]

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