Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen

Africa has a question for Beijing: will you forgive us our debt?

  • Chinese state banks have poured billions into the continent as part of the controversial belt and road infrastructure scheme
  • But it is unclear how Beijing will respond to calls for debt relief amid the economic fallout from the Covid-19 pandemic

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Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
Analysts say China needs to be careful in how it responds to calls for debt relief in Africa or risk losing influence. Illustration: Lau Ka-kuen
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