China debt relief
February 25, 2023
China Should Rethink Its Position on Debt
By Sarah Saadoun
China has lent over $1 trillion to more than 150 countries as part of its Belt and Road Initiative, making it the world’s largest official creditor.
February 22, 2023
China’s Debt Relief Position Is Actually Reasonable
By Etsehiwot Kebret and Hannah Ryder
China is right to say that the World Bank and IMF need to engage in debt relief. Many African debtor countries think the same thing.
September 08, 2022
Zambia’s New IMF Deal Shifts China to the Backseat
By Jade Scarfe
Two key features of the IMF deal will have the result – intended or not – of shifting Zambian spending away from Chinese projects.
August 02, 2022
Understanding China’s Role in Sri Lanka’s Debt Restructuring Efforts
By Aquilah Latiff and Anushka Wijesinha
China's general approach to debt distress is to seek bespoke negotiations and preferential treatment – something that Sri Lanka must avoid at all costs.
April 29, 2022
China Will Help Restructure Zambia’s Debt. What Exactly Does That Mean?
By Hannah Ryder
China will work with the “Paris Club” on Zambia’s debt. Is that good or bad for Zambia?
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.
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?
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