Greek PM Alexis Tsipras Gets Symbolic Gift in China


Chinese leader Li Keqiang gave Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras a bicycle as a gift on Tuesday. The present had symbolic value with Keqiang stating that bilateral relations are like a two-wheeled vehicle. “Our relations with China are like a bicycle,” said Tsipras during his official visit to China. “One wheel is economic cooperation and the other, cooperation in culture and education. We are the cyclists who will develop our two countries.

The next leg of the Greek leader’s visit will take him to Shanghai where he will meet with the heads of online retail giant Alibaba, COSCO, research and development center ZTE and investment firm Fosun. Tsipras will meet with the Mayor of Shanghai, Yang Xiong.

Following China, Tsipras will return to Greece.