Tag: #Greece

Xi’s Visit to Greece: Four Questions Waiting To Be Answered

President Xi's state visit to Greece on 10-12 November 2019 attracted massive interest at a time Beijing is at loggerheads with Washington. The extensive media coverage in Greece and China alike was mostly triumphalist, with no shortage...

Chinese Investment in Greek, Sri Lankan Sea Ports: Analogies and Lessons Learned

While Greece and Sri Lanka are far apart, both countries sit on the ‘Maritime Silk Road’ of China’s signature Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Both countries have seen growing Chinese presence, particularly with regard to their sea...

17+1: Exo Pame Kala

There’s a common saying in Greek, exo pame kala - “we are doing well abroad”. The phrase is attributed to a former prime minister and president of Greece, Constantinos Karamanlis (1907-1998), and is used nowadays to imply that government foreign...