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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.