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'Good Friends Are There to Help' Chinese Investors Take Advantage of Greek Crisis

With Greece desperate for solvent friends, Athens has been looking to Beijing for help in the fight against its crisis. But Chinese investors are setting tough conditions in return for their money, and many Greeks are unsure if the investments will be beneficial in the long run.
Von Ferry Batzoglou und Manfred Ertel
Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao in front of the Parthenon temple in Athens on Oct. 3.

Former Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou with his Chinese counterpart Wen Jiabao in front of the Parthenon temple in Athens on Oct. 3.

AP
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan