PRC Investment in Europe Raises Concerns

As Beijing continues its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and global influence campaign, criticism has recently turned towards Chinese investment in Europe, with leaders debating how best to respond to China’s growing...

September Economic Data Exceeds Expectations

Economic data released over the weekend indicated that China’s economy may have begun to stabilize in September, as both the trade surplus and money supply grew more than estimated and inflation fell to its slowest pace in...

China “Ready to Work” with New French President

China’s Foreign Ministry has said it is “ready to work” with France’s new Socialist president, François Hollande, but Beijing is viewing his election with some wariness. From AFP: Foreign ministry...

China Steps Up Condemnation of Libya Airstrikes

China is joined by the other BRIC powers in vocal opposition to airstrikes on Libya, as The New York Times reports: China’s response to the allied campaign has been the most forceful, with warnings that the assault could bring...

China Leads in Carbon Emissions, Lags in Data Transparency

The Guardian reports and illustrates new data on global carbon emissions which shows China pulling further ahead of the US, almost offsetting the expected dip in emissions caused by the global recession. While US emissions fell...

Simon Tisdall: The Chinese Behemoth Awakes

From The Guardian: China’s forceful intervention in the Greek debt crisis this week has given harassed European leaders meeting at today’s EU summit a sharp reminder of the challenges posed by Beijing’s...

Has the EU Escaped a Chinese Rescue?

From the It looks like Greece will be all right. After years of denial and budget blow-outs that left the country’s public finance in a dire mess, it was announced after the summit of EU leaders on 11...

China president in Greece for $1 billion port deal

From the Associated Press: Chinese President Hu Jintao arrived in Greece on Monday for a three-day meeting coinciding with a $1 billion port deal. The deal gives Chinese company Cosco Pacific Ltd. a 35-year concession to manage...

Greece to boost education cooperation with China – Xinhua

From Xinhua News Agency (link): The Greek government wants to boost education cooperation with China, especially between universities of the two countries, said Greece’s Education Minister Marietta Yiannakou. Yiannakou told Xinhua ahead of a visit to China that she would sign a cooperation agreement with the Chinese Education Ministry during her stay in Beijing in […]



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