The storage yard of the Hambantota port, which remains in the ownership of the Sri Lankan government. Photo: Xinhua
Barry Sautman
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Barry Sautman

The truth about Sri Lanka’s Hambantota port, Chinese ‘debt traps’ and ‘asset seizures’

  • Interviews, including with Sri Lankan officials, debunk claims the port was signed away to service Chinese debt
  • Chinese infrastructure loans have not led to the forfeiture of a single valuable asset abroad

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The storage yard of the Hambantota port, which remains in the ownership of the Sri Lankan government. Photo: Xinhua
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