The EU, China and the Trump effect

Τhis policy paper published by Centre International de Formation Européenne assesses perspective for relations between the European Union and China during the presidency of Donald Trump. In particular, it focuses on new opportunities as well as on diffcult challenges.

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BESA paper outlines Sino-American differences on North Korea

The North Korean imbroglio has recently dominated the agenda of international media. While the risk of a conflict with unknown consequences cannot be excluded, Dr George N. Tzogopoulos wrote a paper for the Begin Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA) ebalorating on the positions of the two most important countries dealing with the ongoing crisis, China and the US […]

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Whither Sino-European relations?

The 19th China-EU Summit took place at a critical moment for world affairs. The decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Paris climate agreement leaves many questions unanswered on how international cooperation will proceed under his presidency. While his decision has been negatively framed across the world, other powers need to share the responsibility to lead the initiative and tackle global warming […]

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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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