Mombasa Port in Kenya, where China helped with the country’s 19th berth expansion project. The China Africa Research Initiative reports no evidence China seizes assets if countries fail to pay loans. Photo: Xinhua Mombasa Port in Kenya, where China helped with the country’s 19th berth expansion project. The China Africa Research Initiative reports no evidence China seizes assets if countries fail to pay loans. Photo: Xinhua
Mombasa Port in Kenya, where China helped with the country’s 19th berth expansion project. The China Africa Research Initiative reports no evidence China seizes assets if countries fail to pay loans. Photo: Xinhua

‘Debt-trap diplomacy’ a myth: no evidence China pushes poor nations to seize their assets, says academic

  • The ‘waiver of sovereign immunity’ clause causing fear and uproar in African nations is not well understood, says US professor
  • Analysts say there remain other concerning issues around China’s loans in Africa

Topic |   China-Africa relations
Mombasa Port in Kenya, where China helped with the country’s 19th berth expansion project. The China Africa Research Initiative reports no evidence China seizes assets if countries fail to pay loans. Photo: Xinhua Mombasa Port in Kenya, where China helped with the country’s 19th berth expansion project. The China Africa Research Initiative reports no evidence China seizes assets if countries fail to pay loans. Photo: Xinhua
Mombasa Port in Kenya, where China helped with the country’s 19th berth expansion project. The China Africa Research Initiative reports no evidence China seizes assets if countries fail to pay loans. Photo: Xinhua
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