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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The appointment of Terry Branstad

Sino-American relations will be of utmost significance during the forthcoming administration of Donald Trump. In this regard, the role of specific persons such as the U.S. ambassador to China can be certainly auxiliary towards an allegedly new course in the bilateral relationship […]

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Νew security developments in Asia

In this article published in the Sunday edition of Greek leading newspaper Hi Kathimerini George Tzogopoulos attempts to outline new political and economic developments affecting security in Asia […]

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APEC, China, the US and integration in the Asia-Pacific region

The visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping to Latin America and his attendance at the APEC forum in Peru are happening at a critical moment for world politics. The US presidential election challenges continuity in its foreign and economic policy. Although the current period is an interim one of transition […]

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Obama’s last Europe visit and China’s concerns

By George N. Tzogopoulos The last two months of Barack Obama’s presidency will not be ideal and harmonious for the charismatic leader. The defeat of his preferred candidate, Hillary Clinton, in the U.S. presidential election puts a bitter end to his hopes to find a successor. The transition period until the inauguration of Donald Trump …

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The growing interest of China in European football

This article presents the way China is practically showing its interest in football – mainly European one – in its effort to strengthen its national team and invest in the development of football in the country. In particular, it comments on the recent hiring of Marcelo Lippi as head coach on the national team of China […]

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The eradication of poverty remains highest priority for China

Every year, the international day for the eradication of poverty unites world leaders in seeking to show tangible progress and create prosperity for citizens without discrimination. Some data, however, isn’t very encouraging, even for developed countries.A recent Eurostat survey shows approximately 119 million people […]

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What does it mean for the yuan to be included in SDR?

By George N. Tzogopoulos ‘The inclusion of the renminbi in the SDR is the biggest structural event in currency markets since the creation of the euro.” This was the title of a recent article published on the Euromoney website. This neatly sums up the view of analysts on the importance of the expansion of the international …

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Greek News Agenda presents chinaandgreece.com

An overwhelming majority of Greeks expresses a positive view with regard to China and the Chinese people, welcoming the cooperation of Greece and China, according to the results of an opinion poll conducted recently by the “Public Issue” polling company. In fact, 70% of the respondents […]

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