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

What to Make of China’s Debt Relief Announcement
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?
Chinese Debt Relief: Fact and Fiction
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.

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

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.

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.

Malaysia: Revised China Deal Shows Costs Were Inflated
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.
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?

Will Thailand’s Chinese High-Speed Railway Be Worth It?
March 06, 2019

Will Thailand’s Chinese High-Speed Railway Be Worth It?

By Pechnipa Dominique Lam
The government is rushing ahead with the high-speed rail, even as the public is left in the dark.

China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System
February 13, 2018

China and Ethiopia, Part 1: The Light Railway System

By Istvan Tarrosy and Zoltán Vörös
Time is ticking to repay Ethiopia's light rail debt, which is not going to be easy without making sufficient profit.

Xi’s One Belt One Road: A Plan Too Big to Fail?
December 08, 2017

Xi’s One Belt One Road: A Plan Too Big to Fail?

By Lee YingHui
Xi's legacy will be judged by the success or failure of his signature policy initiative.
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