Maldives’ Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua

Beijing rubbishes fears that Maldives is ‘mired in a Chinese debt trap’

  • The Maldives has been caught in a battle for influence between India and China, which invested millions during the rule of the previous pro-Beijing leader
  • The new ruling Maldivian Democratic Party fears debts to Beijing could run as high as US$3 billion and risk sinking the economy
Topic |   Maldives

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Maldives’ Foreign Minister Abdulla Shahid and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Beijing. Photo: Xinhua
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