An environmental activist in costume during a protest against the Chinese-financed coal plant project in Kenya, outside parliament house in Nairobi last year. The project has stalled due to the storm of unhappiness locally. Photo: Reuters
Natalie Bridgeman Fields
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Natalie Bridgeman Fields

China’s promise of responsible belt and road investments is in the hands of its bankers

  • All along the belt and road, from Myanmar to Peru, ignoring community feedback is costing Chinese investors dearly. China’s banks and financial institutions need to quickly adopt an accountability framework for Chinese investments abroad

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An environmental activist in costume during a protest against the Chinese-financed coal plant project in Kenya, outside parliament house in Nairobi last year. The project has stalled due to the storm of unhappiness locally. Photo: Reuters
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Chinese companies built Africa’s first modern electrified railway, the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. Photo: Xinhua
Kai Zhu
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Opinion

Kai Zhu

After state loans, China wants private investment to play a greater role in Africa’s next stage of growth

  • Beijing is looking to Africa to realise its vast potential by moving away from state loans and embracing economic reforms and entrepreneurship — like China did 40 years ago

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Chinese companies built Africa’s first modern electrified railway, the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway. Photo: Xinhua
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