In a bid to transform the island into a regional shipping hub, Wang Yi, Foreign Minister for China, has said that his country is interested in the operational running of Cypriot ports, according to Yahoo News.
As well as operating ports, Wang Yi added that his country is also interested in developing industrial zones around the ports.
Tenders were issued in early 2015 for the operation of its largest port in Limassol.
China’s presence in Greece is noted through Chinese shipping company Cosco’s concession to operate two container terminals at the Port of Piraeus.
China appears to be especially cognizant in its approach to investments, due to its One Belt, One Road initiative for connecting maritime trade between Europe and Asian countries.