China's President Xi Jinping and Maldives' President Abdullah Yameen shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after their trade deal is signed. An aide to Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, new president of the island nation of 400,000 people, says his country wants out of the accord. Photo: AFP

Maldives set to pull out of ‘lopsided’ free trade deal with China, says presidential adviser

  • After less than a year, nation of 400,000 people wants out of ‘one-way’ treaty
  • New president says debts to China have piled up and state coffers ‘looted’
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China's President Xi Jinping and Maldives' President Abdullah Yameen shake hands at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing after their trade deal is signed. An aide to Ibrahim Mohamed Solih, new president of the island nation of 400,000 people, says his country wants out of the accord. Photo: AFP
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