President Xi Jinping of China welcomes Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on May 13. Photo: Reuters

Will Gwadar go the way of Hambantota? Why Chinese loans to Pakistan are sparking takeover fears along the economic corridor

Adnan Aamir says China is spending more than US$55 billion on projects in Pakistan, much of it of through loans given on strict conditions. While Islamabad has been able to reject a few Chinese demands for now, ballooning debt may well weaken its resolve

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President Xi Jinping of China welcomes Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, ahead of the Belt and Road Forum in Beijing, on May 13. Photo: Reuters
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