Xinhua considers 2015 a successfull year for Sino-European co-operation

According to Xinhua news agency, the relationship between China and the European Union opened a new chapter in 2015. This year marked the 40th anniversary of China-EU diplomatic relations and the two sides witnessed a flurry of exchanges of high-level visits. As Head of the Chinese Mission to the EU Ambassador Yang Yanyi puts it,  President Xi …

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ELIAMEP note analyses China’s participation in Juncker’s Investment Plan

By George Tzogopoulos When EFSF Chief Klaus Regling visited Beijing in October 2011 to discuss China’s potential investment in European bonds, a new chapter began in Sino-European relations. The new factor driving this relationship was China’s interest to actively participate in the European debt crisis. In the summer of 2013 Regling revealed that Asian investors …

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Kathimerini’s Managing Director Papachelas considers foreign investments in Greece vital

In his article published in the Greek daily Kathimerini, its Managing Director Alexis Papachelas considers foreign investments critical for the future of the Greek economy. In particular, Mr Papachelas warns that ‘figures do not add up otherwise’ and argues that without any foreign investment soon, ‘it will be game over for Greece’. In his view, ‘the gold-mining …

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A new IR environment after the downing of Russian plane by Turkey

‘Now that Turkey sabotaged French President Hollande’s plan to garner Russia-US cooperation in fighting ISIS by downing the Russian plane, the Russian coalition may seek to forge alternative cooperation with France, Germany and EU rather than US and Turkey, possibly joined by China given recent ISIS execution of the Chinese hostage’ […]

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The visit of Greek Shipping Minister in China

The visit of Greek Shipping Minister Theodore Dritsas in China is perhaps the most significant development of Sino-Greek relations after the Greek election of 20 September 2015. Although the official purpose […]

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Global Times article analyses China’s policy towards the Balkans and CEE

Lecturer in International Relations at the Jan Masaryk Centre for International Studies of the University of Economics in Prague, Jeremy Garlick, wrote an article in Global Times assessing China‘s policy vis-à-vis the Balkans and Central and Eastern Europe. In his view, Beijing is establishing a significant presence while Western Europe has left a vacuum by failing …

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What could Greece expect from China?

The future of Sino-Greek relations will highly depend on the course of the privatisation of the Piraeus Port. China has clearly communicated to Athens that COSCO is the ‘head of the dragon’ in its investment policy in Greece in the framework of the revitalisation of the ancient Silk Road […]

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