Washington’s ambassador to Portugal said last month that the time had come for Lisbon to “choose between its friends and allies, and China”. Illustration: Henry Wong
Washington’s ambassador to Portugal said last month that the time had come for Lisbon to “choose between its friends and allies, and China”. Illustration: Henry Wong

China-US tension: Portugal feels Washington’s ire as Beijing comes wooing with an eye on strategic Azores

  • The Pentagon cut spending in Portugal as China stepped up with keen interest and investment
  • Former ambassador points to China-Portugal relationship going back hundreds of years but US says modern China seeks ‘malign influence’

Washington’s ambassador to Portugal said last month that the time had come for Lisbon to “choose between its friends and allies, and China”. Illustration: Henry Wong
Washington’s ambassador to Portugal said last month that the time had come for Lisbon to “choose between its friends and allies, and China”. Illustration: Henry Wong
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