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Does China Weaponize Lending?
July 01, 2021

Does China Weaponize Lending?

By Robert Farley
China’s commitment to economic efficiency has always been colored by a desire to maximize political influence.

China’s Role in Cameroon’s Risk of Debt Distress 
June 16, 2021

China’s Role in Cameroon’s Risk of Debt Distress 

By R. Maxwell Bone
China is Cameroon’s largest creditor, with 61 percent of the African country’s external debt owed to Beijing.
A New Database Reveals China’s ‘Secret’ Loans? Think Again.
May 20, 2021

A New Database Reveals China’s ‘Secret’ Loans? Think Again.

By Leah Lynch, Patrick Anam, and Judith Mwai
Borrower countries have more control over the terms of Chinese loans – including transparency – than the prevailing narrative suggests.

Will the IDB’s Politicization Pull China and Latin America Closer?
November 05, 2020

Will the IDB’s Politicization Pull China and Latin America Closer?

By Isabel Bernhard
U.S. and Chinese attempts to shape Latin American governments’ lending options raise issues of sovereignty and choice.

Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World
June 24, 2020

Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World

By Yufan Huang and Deborah Brautigam
At long last, we now know how much poor country governments owe China.

What to Make of China’s Debt Relief Announcement
June 11, 2020

What to Make of China’s Debt Relief Announcement

By Eleanor Albert
China is instituting the G-20's temporary debt suspension, but how will Beijing reframe the debt narrative in the long term?

Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction
April 15, 2020

Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction

By Deborah Brautigam 
COVID-19 has increased calls for China to forgive old loans. Time to sort out the facts and the fiction about how China manages debt in troubled times.
China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’
March 12, 2019

China’s ‘Debt Diplomacy’ Is a Misnomer. Call It ‘Crony Diplomacy.’

By Mark Akpaninyie
The debt trap isn’t a national strategy. Instead, unchecked profit motive is driving Chinese firms to exploit poor nations.

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