China has extended US$10 billion in loans to Ecuador over the past six years for energy and infrastructure projects. This 2015 file photo shows workers on the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric project, developed by Chinese Sinohydro Corporation, in El Chaco, Napo province. Photo: Xinhua

US President Donald Trump targets Chinese loans to poor countries amid trade tensions

Beijing’s secretive lending practices in developing nations are drawing increased objections from Washington, the World Bank and IMF

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China has extended US$10 billion in loans to Ecuador over the past six years for energy and infrastructure projects. This 2015 file photo shows workers on the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric project, developed by Chinese Sinohydro Corporation, in El Chaco, Napo province. Photo: Xinhua
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