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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President Xi in Switzerland

It was back in 1999 when a Chinese president – Jiang Zemin – last visited Switzerland. Eighteen years later, Xi Jinping will travel to the country with three goals in mind. The first is to foster bilateral ties between the two states. The second is to participate in the 47th World Economic Forum in Davos […]

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Rex Tillerson, Russia and China

Rex Tillerson is Donald Trump’s personal selection for the position of the Secretary of State. Tillerson’s position as CEO of Exxon Mobil is a direct confirmation of the importance energy and economics play when foreign policy is exerted […]

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