China helped fund Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which provides a high-speed connection between Mombasa and Nairobi to facilitate the import and export of goods. Photo: Bloomberg
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China must allay any debt-trap fears in its dealings with Africa

  • Helping bolster trade and supply routes in developing parts of the world are to Beijing’s advantage and it has all to lose by impoverishing nations

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China helped fund Kenya’s Standard Gauge Railway (SGR) which provides a high-speed connection between Mombasa and Nairobi to facilitate the import and export of goods. Photo: Bloomberg
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Dora Siliya, Zambia's minister of information, shakes hands with Zhang Maoyu, vice-chairman of China International Development Cooperation Agency, during the completion ceremony of a China-funded TV project in Chongwe. Photo: Xinhua

China tries to focus on sustainable projects as it seeks to dismiss fears of African debt trap

  • Foreign minister Wang Yi tells summit in Beijing that fears about investments in continent are ‘groundless’
  • Chinese government tries to address concerns borrows will be burdened by unsustainable debt and say that want to heighten role of private sector
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Dora Siliya, Zambia's minister of information, shakes hands with Zhang Maoyu, vice-chairman of China International Development Cooperation Agency, during the completion ceremony of a China-funded TV project in Chongwe. Photo: Xinhua
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