China's Cash Blunts Europe's Criticism



ATHENS—Greece’s recent veto of a European Union statement condemning Chinese human-rights violations shows the return Beijing is getting on its multibillion-dollar investments in the bloc’s cash-strapped periphery.

China’s acquisition spree in Western Europe last year raised fears about the commercial costs of losing cutting-edge technologies. Less foreseen was the degree to which Beijing’s investment in poorer parts of Europe…



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