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Lisbon challenges China ‘myth’

“A myth has been created that Portugal is some kind of special friend of China in Europe. That makes no sense at all”

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Augusto Santos Silva, Portugal’s foreign minister, talked to the Financial Times about Chinese investment in his country, but denied that China is unduly dominant. Santos Silva said he hoped US and European companies would compete with Chinese bidders in the forthcoming tender for a container terminal at Sines, which is the closest European port to the Panama Canal.


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