ECONOMY

Greeks and Chinese explore new business options

After a recent visit to Athens by Captain Wei Jiafu, president and chief executive officer of the China Ocean Shipping Company (Cosco), business ties between the two countries were back on the agenda yesterday during the first day of the Hellenic-Chinese Business Forum, held in Athens. Organized by the Hellenic-Chinese Chamber of Commerce and Industry, business leaders from both countries gathered to explore ways to build business ties at a forum that continues today at the Posidonia shipping exhibition. ‘If bureaucratic obstacles to investments are removed, then I believe many Chinese companies would be interested in investing in Greece in areas such as trade and tourism,’ said Konstantinos Yiannidis, president of the Hellenic-Chinese chamber.