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Portugal – China Geoeconomic Partnership: A Shot in the Dark?

JOSÉ PEDRO TEIXEIRA FERNANDES a, JOSÉ MAGANO b,c, RICHARD Q. TURCSANYI d, and ÂNGELA LEITE e

a Portuguese Institute for International Relations, Nova University of Lisbon (IPRI-Nova), Lisbon, Portugal; b Research Center in Business and Economics (CICEE), Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal; cISCET – Higher Institute of Business Sciences, Porto, Portugal; d Palacky University Olomouc, Olomouc, Czech Republic; e Center for Philosophical and Humanistic Studies, Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Portuguese Catholic University, Braga, Portugal.

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Fernandes, J. P. T., Magano, J., Turcsanyi, R. Q. & Leite, Â.. 2022. Portuga – China Relations: A Shot in the Dark?. European Review of Business Economics II(2): 47-71.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.26619/ERBE-2022.2.1.3

Received: 4 November 2022. Accepted 5 November 2022. Published: 31 December 2022

Language: English

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Abstract

China has become a hotly debated political topic in Europe and has also attracted significant public attention. However, despite historical relations between Portugal and China and the significant economic investment China has made in Portugal in recent years, no study has been carried out concerning Portuguese public opinion on China. Following up on earlier studies in other European countries, this paper reports and examines the results of a survey held in Portugal, revealing that Portuguese public opinion is generally more suspicious and critical of China than Portuguese government policies suggest.

Keywords

China; Portugal; United States; Europe; Russia; Public opinion.


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