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Greek PM to visit China this week in third trip in as many years

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to visit China later this week, his third visit as premier in as as many years to attend a summit on China's Belt and Road Forum in Beijing on April 27.

Amid tightening relations between Greece and China, Tsipras is also expected to meet with top government officials and explore prospects for economic cooperation.

Greek PM to attend Belt & Road Forum

Chinese President Xi Jinping will deliver a keynote speech at the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) to be held from April 25 to 27 in Beijing, State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi announced on Friday.
Leaders including heads of state and government from 37 countries will attend the forum's round-table summit, Wang told a press briefing.

Greece joins 16+1 Initiative for regional trade with China

Croatian Prime Minister Andrej Plenkovic on Friday welcomed Greece as the 17th member of the 16+1 Initiative of Central and Eastern European countries plus China at a summit of the initiative on trade held in Dubrovnik.

Chinese Premier Li Keqiang sought to allay concerns that it is violating European Union competition rules, pledging to respect standards and fair trade.  

China's spreading influence in Eastern Europe worries West

Coal-powered plants, mobile networks, major bridges, roads and railways: Chinese investments have been booming throughout Central and Eastern Europe's cash-strapped developing countries, even as European Union officials scramble to counter Beijing's mounting economic and political influence on the continent.

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