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Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden
September 07, 2020

Laos Stumbles Under Rising Chinese Debt Burden

By Sebastian Strangio
Its economy battered by COVID-19, the nation's sovereign reserves have fallen to less than $1 billion, putting it on the brink of default.

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing
July 30, 2020

China’s Infrastructure-Heavy Model for African Growth Is Failing

By Thierry Pairault
In Ethiopia and Kenya, the attractive illusion of the “China model” has had grave financial consequences.
Watch China’s Unconventional Levers of Power in World Affairs
June 30, 2020

Watch China’s Unconventional Levers of Power in World Affairs

By Robert Sutter
Unconventional – and often overlooked – practices form a key part of China’s international influence.

China and the COVID-19 Debt Crunch
June 01, 2020

China and the COVID-19 Debt Crunch

By Hannah Ryder
Is relief from China the answer to the debt woes of COVID-19?

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion
May 07, 2020

The Belt and Road in Sri Lanka: Beyond the Debt Trap Discussion

By Divya Hundlani & Pabasara Kannangara
More than an overstated “debt trap,” Sri Lanka should consider the environmental and labor impacts of Chinese investment.

The Hambantota Port Deal: Myths and Realities
January 01, 2020

The Hambantota Port Deal: Myths and Realities

By Umesh Moramudali
Untangling the truth about Chinese debt and Sri Lanka means cutting through some misleading media narratives.

Understanding Indonesians’ Souring Sentiment Toward China
June 06, 2019

Understanding Indonesians’ Souring Sentiment Toward China

By Dikanaya Tarahita and Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat
Longstanding anti-Chinese prejudices, coupled with foreign policy fears, are bringing down China’s image among Indonesians.
Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 
May 14, 2019

Is Sri Lanka Really a Victim of China’s ‘Debt Trap’? 

By Umesh Moramudali
Sri Lanka’s debt crisis and Chinese loans – separating myth from reality.

How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’
March 29, 2019

How Japan Can Help Africa Escape China’s ‘Debt Trap’

By Xiaochen Su
Japan should export its profitable public transport business model to help African countries repay Chinese infrastructure loans.

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.

Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road
March 06, 2019

Demystifying Debt Along China’s New Silk Road

By Sophie van der Meer
Is Beijing really seeking to buy political influence abroad?
Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?
February 08, 2019

Is China Undermining Its Own Success in Africa?

By Brendon J. Cannon
Negative interactions with Chinese companies and individuals are hurting the country’s image in many African countries.

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