Development, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Mihalis Chryssohoidis and the Deputy Trade Minister of the People's Republic of China Gao Hucheng on Monday discussed economic relations between Greece and China and prospects for developing cooperation in trade, shipping and investments, as well as competitiveness issues.
The Chinese deputy minister said that the Chinese government encourages Chinese businesses to develop investing activity in Greece, highlighting the incentives and the opportunities provided by Greece.
 Referring to bilateral economic relations, Chryssohoidis underlined Greece's successes in the trade sector lately, a characteristic example being the increase in exports to China by 56 percent in 2010, adding that there is ground for an even greater increase, as well as for the widening of China's presence in Greece through direct investments.