China has moved to address EU concerns after being labelled a systemic rival by Brussels. Photo: Reuters

Smaller European states give EU greater say over China deals to ease concerns over Beijing’s influence

  • Brussels consulted over draft belt and road deals to be signed at a summit between China and Central and Eastern European nations
  • Move is an attempt to address growing concerns that Beijing will undermine the EU’s cohesion
Topic |   Diplomacy

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China has moved to address EU concerns after being labelled a systemic rival by Brussels. Photo: Reuters
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Greece’s ancient civilisation was once a lure for China’s leaders. Now it could prove their nemesis

  • China’s grand plans for the port of Piraeus near Athens are running into difficulties, partly because of the heritage that attracted Beijing in the first place
  • The Greek Central Archaeological Council unanimously turned down an expansion plan
Topic |   Greece

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