Samaras Tells Chinese: Join “Success Story”

Samaras_ChinaGreek Prime Antonis Samaras, hitting the ground running on his first day in China on a trip to secure investors, trade and tourists, invited the Chinese business community to invest in Greece and take part in what he called the “Greek success story,” downplaying his country’s crushing economic crisis which has a record unemployment rate and thousands of businesses closing weekly.

Speaking at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, Samaras said Greece had restored its credibility by following orders of international lenders who put up $325 billion in two bailouts but demanded austerity measures in return that shrunk the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) by 25 percent in only a few years. But he said that’s behind Greece and that the country is beginning to turn around and offers great opportunities for investors and is a perfect vacation spot.

Samaras emphasized the importance of developing long-term strategic ties between Greece and China. The two countries have a shared notion of history, noted Samaras, adding that he would like China and Greece to have a common future. He added that there was ground for collaboration in the fields of infrastructure and tourism, among others. Besides Beijing, Samaras is expected to visit the cities of Hangzhou and Shanghai.

He is being accompanied by an entourage of about 70 ministers and deputies and businessmen from various sectors of the economy and representatives of the country’s privatization fund.

Keeping up his mantra of upbeat assessments for Greece, he said: “I know that China is investing everywhere – invest in Greece.” He added that, “The Greek comeback is already apparent. I would not be here if we hadn’t managed to turn the ship.” He invited Chinese interests to consider developing strategic network industries such as ports, airports and railways, and stressed that Greek companies were seeking collaborations in logistics and tourism.

“Whatever has yielded results so far in our relationship we shall reinforce. Whatever hasn’t we will fix,” he said. “We built our credibility in Europe and that wasn’t easy… Greece us building a success story, and we want China to be part of it.”


  1. There are between 30000 to 50000 Chinese citizens living in Greece. Most of these Chinese are residing illegally in Greece. All over Athens countless Cats and Dogs have been kidnapped and sadistically butchered by these parasitic Chinese foreigners.
    These sick Chinese foreigners then sell the meat of these innocent cats and dogs amongst themselves and also to unsuspecting Greek citizens. In the Chinatown part of Athens, the slaughtered and skinned carcases of numerous cats and dogs hang on hooks. When Golden Dawn is voted into power in the not too distant future, every single last Chinese man, woman and child residing in Greece will be rounded up and put on the first available flight to China! Chinese companies will be kept out of Greece via high tariffs. Golden Dawn will not allow the Chinese to gain a presence or any political or business power in Greece.