The successful organisation of the Olympic Games in Athens in 2004 and in Beijing in 2008, enabled Greece and China to exchange visits and know-how and achieve closer cooperation even before the launch of Chinese investments in Greece. The harmonious collaboration of the past can be also a beacon for the future. Beijing has been selected to host the 2022 Olympic and Paraolympic Winter Games and Greece could again play an auxiliary role benefiting by its rich history and expertise.
Within this framework, the website chinaandgreece.com will support preparations of the 2022 Winter Olympics by presenting relevant stories and drawing on the Greek cultural and historical background. The initial perpectives for a close cooperation were recently discussed in Beijing during a meeting between Zhang Yiqun, Director of the Division of Online News Services at the Information Office of Beijing Municipality and George Tzogopoulos, founder of chinaandgreece.com on the occasion of a visit of a foreign delegation in Beijing principally organised by China Radio International. Future steps will be specified shortly.
President of China Xi Jinping recently urged new ideas to be implemented to ensure the 2022 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games ‘fantastic, extraordinary and excellent’. The website chinaandgreece.com, which functions as a gateway for a better understanding of China, in the West, will contribute towards this direction.