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China Expresses Support for Sri Lanka Ahead of Debt Meeting

China Expresses Support for Sri Lanka Ahead of Debt Meeting

By Joe McDonald and Bharatha Mallawarachi
Beijing is resisting cuts to Sri Lanka's debts for fear other borrowers will want similar relief.

Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?

Are China’s BRI Glory Days Over?

By Luke Hunt
ASEAN wrestles with Chinese debt and post-pandemic recovery plans.
Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative a Threat to the US?

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.

A New Database Reveals China’s ‘Secret’ Loans? Think Again.

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.

China’s Policy Banks Are Lending Differently, Not Less

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.

Putting a Dollar Amount on China’s Loans to the Developing World

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.

What to Make of China’s Debt Relief Announcement

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?
Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction

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.

China-led AIIB Approves First Emergency Loan for COVID–19 Relief

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.

The Hambantota Port Deal: Myths and Realities

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.

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

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.
Malaysia: Revised China Deal Shows Costs Were Inflated

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.

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