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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Nikkei Asian Review reports on Chinese investments in Greece

Journalist Akihiro Sano from the Nikkei Asian Review recently visited Greece to prepare a comprehensive story about Chinese investments in Greece.  By arguing that ‘China is puring money into Greece’s infrastructure sector’ he presents COSCO’s investment in Piraeus […]

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US withdrawal from TPP

The Chinese administration does not cultivate any illusions that Trump will accept a Chinese domination over international trade. By contrast, it is preparing itself for all scenarios, even a trade war, as long as the U.S. is in search for new bilateral deals of “fair trade” with its partners […]

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How will Barack Obama be remembered?

Eight years ago, Barack Obama entered the White House, inheriting both an advantage and a disadvantage from his predecessor and the circumstances. In particular, the chaos in the Middle East – namely in Afghanistan and Iraq due to George W. Bush’s wars […]

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Why China characterises this year’s WEF

For almost half a century, the annual Davos World Economic Forum (WEF) has constituted a useful platform for the exchange of views between politicians, economists and scholars on international developments. Since 2008 in particular, it has acquired additional significance due to the financial crisis threatening world stability. Amid uncertainty […]

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Why a trade war will benefit no one

Donald Trump won the U.S. presidential election of November 8 with a rather revolutionary rhetorical agenda, with reconsideration of trade policies seemingly a major priority. While facts […]

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