Work in progress at the site of the Pakistan-China Silk Road in Haripur, Pakistan. China’s lending programme under its “Belt and Road Initiative” has been critiqued since its launch in 2013. Photo: AP

China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ is no more imperial than Pax Americana – and the data shows it is more magnanimous

Friedrich Wu says critiques of Chinese financing of infrastructure projects in developing economies smack of double standards, while the data does not support claims of politically motivated lending

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Work in progress at the site of the Pakistan-China Silk Road in Haripur, Pakistan. China’s lending programme under its “Belt and Road Initiative” has been critiqued since its launch in 2013. Photo: AP
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