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Former Prime Minister of Greece Antonis Samaras (R) and Chinese Prime Minister Li Keqiang (2-R), inaugurated a new container transport line at the port of Piraeus, where Chinese shipping giant COSCO controls two of the three terminals (photo: dpa)

China’s push towards Europe through Piraeus boosts infrastructure and tensions

Beijing’s investment outflows are growing fast, and Europe is one of the main beneficiaries of this trend. By mid-2015, China had invested more than US$60 billion in shares of European companies, passing Japan to become the fourth-largest investor in the ‘Old Continent.’ Since 2014, Chinese investments have targeted Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, whi...

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