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 and its impact on trade. He also discusses Sino-Greek energy cooperation following the recent acquisition of a 24% stake of ADMIE by China’s State Grid. George Tzogopoulos was interviewed by Mr Sano and is quoted in the article as saying: ‘Greece is a cornerstone of China’s strategy toward Europe. Therefore, China has strengthened its presence in Greece carefully and gradually.’
The Nikkei Asian Review article of Akihiro Sano titled: ‘China builds clout with boatloads of cash for Greece’ can be accessed here.