Why does China not want a Brexit

In order to explore what is at stake for China in the case of a Brexit, chinaandgreece.com conducted an interview with Dr. Yu Jie who is China Foresight Project Manager and Dahrendorf Senior Research Associate at LSE IDEAS […]

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The Diplomat outlines China’s challenges in the Mediterranean

Elodie Sellier, who conducts research at the external relations department of the European Parliament, wrote an article in The Diplomat attempting to assess the next day for China after the privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority. In her view, COSCO’s additional investments in Piraeus could transform the port into a hub for Chinese goods to Europe, …

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This is how China contributes to ‘Grecovery’

In his article, which was published in China Daily, George Tzogopoulos explains how the recent privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority could possibly contribute to Greece’s growth. He specifically writes that China plays a role in the Greek crisis only via investments and not via granting alleged bilateral loans as some Greek politicians had unluckily wished for […]

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Greek scholars talk to China Daily about the Piraeus port privatisation

Maria Petrakis from Athens and Lyu Chang from Beijing wrote an article in China Daily newspaper entitled: ‘Passage to Piraeus’ in which they analyse the recent deal agreed between the Greek Privatisation Fund and COSCO for the sale of the Piraeus Port Authority. In their article they use comments of Greek scholars who discuss this …

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Foreign Policy magazine concentrates on Piraeus port privatisation

On 8 April 2016 Keith Johnson wrote an article in Foreign Policy on the recent privatisation of the Piraeus Port Authority. In his view, the recent deal gives new impetus to the ambition of Beijing to build a modern Silk Road connecting China, Central Asia and Europe. He also asserts that ‘Piraeus could again be a …

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FAQ on granting China MES and the role of Europe

The potential recognition of China’s Market Status Economy (MES) in the World Trade Organisation (WTO in an issue of particular significance at the global financial system in 2016. Whether the European Union will decide to grant China MES is critical for the latter ‘s ambition. There is currently a lively debate in Europe on the matter while the European Commission has created […]

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