The future of Sino-Greek relations
Only a few days after Greece became the 17th member of the Chinese initiative for Central and Eastern Europe - now called 17+1 - Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras traveled to Beijing to attend the Second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. It was his third visit to the Chinese capital, after July 2016 and May 2017.
Sino-Greek relations have continued to flourish under the SYRIZA government - despite a serious crisis in the first six months of its administration. Cosco's investment at Piraeus port is the head of the dragon of China's interest in Greece. The conclusion of the privatization of the Piraeus Port Authority in 2016 paved the way for closer ties.
Respecting its obligations, which stem from the 2016 concession agreement ratified by the Greek Parliament, Cosco has proposed to further develop the port. The so-called master plan is ambitious and...