May 05, 2022
Why Did Chinese Loans to Africa Fall So Much in 2020?
By Etsehiwot Kebret and Yike Fu
Of course the COVID-19 pandemic played a role, but there is another factor at play: pressure from international organizations to avoid debt.
November 29, 2021
China’s BRI Lending: $385 Billion in ‘Hidden Debts’
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from Brad Parks.
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.
November 06, 2020
Belt and Road Stakeholders Don’t Believe China Uses ‘Debt-Trap Diplomacy’
By Pradumna B Rana and Xianbai Ji
The authors’ recent book, which includes a survey of opinion leaders from BRI stakeholder countries, debunks the “debt-trap diplomacy” thesis.
March 12, 2018
China's Credit Crunch
By Andrew McCormick
A crackdown on micro-lending, aimed at protecting consumers, is leaving China's lower class with little access to credit.