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Belt and Road

'Sold to China': Greece's Piraeus port town cools on Belt and Road

Beijing's gateway to Europe faces growing local opposition

A view of the Piraeus Container Terminal, about a 20-minute drive from Athens.   © Reuters

PIRAEUS, Greece -- "They sold this place to China and Russia," screamed the graffiti on a road along the Port of Piraeus, about a 20-minute drive from Athens.

That seems to reflect the sentiment of at least some locals who resent the Chinese operator that took over the historic port dating back 2,500 years.

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