Greek and Chinese officials and scholars talk about OBOR

Greek officials and scholars on Thursday 11 May 2017 hailed the results of Greek-Chinese cooperation at Piraeus port in recent years, and expressed confidence of more remarkable benefits for Greece and China in the future under the Belt and Road Initiative […]

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ROK election: Implications for China and the US

The presidential election of May 9 in South Korea has special importance. After months of political paralysis and massive protests due to former President Park Geun-hye’s alleged involvement in a corruption scandal and her subsequent impeachment […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Xinhua reports extensively on the visit of Liu Qibao in Greece

On 27 and 28 April 2017 Liu Qibao visited Greece and participated in high level meetings. He, among others, met Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and leader of the main opposition Kyriakos Mitsotakis. Xinhua news agency placed particular emphasis on this visit and published two comprehensive stories, which chinaandgreece.com exclusively reproduces: China, Greece to deepen …

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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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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 […]

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