Former German chancellor Gerhard Schroder said on Wednesday that Germany should not become "defensive" in attracting Chinese investment,which would be essential for job creation in the country's export-dominated economy.
Two Chinese industrial groups are considering bidding for Doncasters, one of the oldest engineering manufacturers in Britain, media reports said.
China does not pose a security threat and the planned UK nuclear power plant project at Hinkley Point, in which China has a 33 percent stake, should go ahead as soon as possible, Vincent de Rivaz, chief executive officer of EDF said.
The ability to solve problems is declining in most industrialized countries, with the trend becoming obvious in the past two years, according to the Sustainable Governance Indicators, a study conducted annually by Germany's Bertelsmann Stiftung, a respected think tank.
British startups gathered at the Google Campus in London on Thursday and competed head to head for a chance to fly to Shanghai and join China's growing innovation industry.
Executives of Chinese shipping behemoth Cosco Shipping Co. Ltd rang the bell for the formal start of trading on the Athens Stock Exchange on Aug 10, signifying hopes that one of the biggest foreign investments in recent years will mark a new start for Greece's lacklustre economy.
China's state-owned investment holding company State Development and Investment Corporation acquired Spanish energy firm Repsol's offshore wind power business in the UK for 238 million euros on Wednesday.
Chinese companies and other foreign investors which hold or want to buy properties in UK must state who really owns them.
An agreement between Greece's privatization fund HRADF and China COSCO Shipping Corporation for the sale of the majority stake in Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) was signed on Friday in Athens.
China's Shanghai Xiaoyuan Culture Communication Co announced a 180,000 pound investment into British soccer company Freestyle Football Ltd on Thursday, the latest significant Chinese football investment in Europe.
Wang Jianlin, chairman of Dalian Wanda Group, said his organization is hoping to set up its European headquarters in the UK.
Analysts see Cosco's investment in the Piraeus port, a thoroughfare into Europe, as a key part of China's Belt and Road initiative.