A Chinese-built railway line in Ethiopia. Last week the east African country said China had agreed to write off interest owed on loans. Photo: Xinhua

Why China’s belt and road loans may not be the debt trap other countries fear

  • Study by US-based Rhodium Group finds only one confirmed case of asset seizure and says Beijing is more likely to renegotiate burdensome debts
Topic |   Belt and Road: 2019 Forum

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A Chinese-built railway line in Ethiopia. Last week the east African country said China had agreed to write off interest owed on loans. Photo: Xinhua
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Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou

Laura Zhou joined the South China Morning Post's Beijing bureau in 2010. She covers China's diplomatic relations and has reported on topics such as Sino-US relations, China-India disputes, and reactions to the North Korea nuclear crisis, as well as other general news.