Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed accused China of a systematic land grab in his politically-troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty. Photo: AFP

Exiled Maldives leader says Chinese deals on islands are ‘land grabs’

Ex-president Mohamed Nasheed said Chinese interests had leased at least 16 islets among the 1,192 scattered coral islands and were building ports and other infrastructure there

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Former president of the Maldives Mohamed Nasheed accused China of a systematic land grab in his politically-troubled Indian Ocean archipelago and undermining its sovereignty. Photo: AFP
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