Illustration: Perry Tse

How speaking with one voice could help Africa get a better deal from China

  • Critics argue that national leaders are taking a short-sighted approach by signing deals that do nothing to deter bad habits
  • Collective bargaining could help address long-standing problems such as corruption and reduce the risk of running up unsustainable debts
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Illustration: Perry Tse
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Illustration: Lau Kakuen

Are Chinese infrastructure loans putting Africa on the debt-trap express?

  • Beijing has lent billions of dollars to countries on the continent to build railways, highways and airports but critics say the borrowings are unsustainable
  • Chinese officials say the projects will pay off in the long run and host nations are well aware of their limits and needs
Topic |   China-Africa relations

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Illustration: Lau Kakuen
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