The Hambantota Port, also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, in Sri Lanka on April 22, 2019. Photo: Handout The Hambantota Port, also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, in Sri Lanka on April 22, 2019. Photo: Handout
The Hambantota Port, also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, in Sri Lanka on April 22, 2019. Photo: Handout
David Dodwell
Opinion

Opinion

Outside In by David Dodwell

Why the Western narrative of China’s ‘debt trap diplomacy’ is another big lie

  • Claims that China nefariously plans to ensnare developing countries with shady infrastructure deals are not supported by the evidence
  • The world needs China at the table as the debts of troubled economies struggling with the pandemic recession are restructured or written off

The Hambantota Port, also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, in Sri Lanka on April 22, 2019. Photo: Handout The Hambantota Port, also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, in Sri Lanka on April 22, 2019. Photo: Handout
The Hambantota Port, also known as the Magampura Mahinda Rajapaksa Port, in Sri Lanka on April 22, 2019. Photo: Handout
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David Dodwell

David Dodwell

David Dodwell is the executive director of the Hong Kong-APEC Trade Policy Study Group, a trade policy think tank.