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Portugal is key to China’s Euro-African strategy

Like a white knight, China stepped in after Portugal’s 2011 bankruptcy with billions of dollars in investment. After centuries of trade and cultural exchange, it helped the relationship between the two countries flourish. Now China sees Portugal as a crucial cog in its strategy to exert influence and expand trade throughout Europe and Africa. But Beijing’s interest has made Lisbon’s traditional allies nervous.

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