October 08, 2021
Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?
By Luke Hunt
ASEAN wrestles with Chinese debt and post-pandemic recovery plans.
May 22, 2021
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?
By Sara Hsu
While there's room for improvement, there is little evidence that the BRI is something to fear.
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.
December 12, 2020
China’s Policy Banks Are Lending Differently, Not Less
By Tristan Kenderdine
How Chinese policy and commercial banks are behaving operationally in their foreign lending activities is shifting, but not necessarily diminishing.
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?
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.
April 08, 2020
China-led AIIB Approves First Emergency Loan for COVID–19 Relief
By Ankit Panda
The institution has also announced a broader fund for COVID-19 relief efforts.
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.
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.
April 16, 2019
Malaysia: Revised China Deal Shows Costs Were Inflated
By Eileen Ng
Prime Minister Mahathir outlines the renegotiated terms for the East Coast Rail Link, to be built and largely funded by China.
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?