Chinese President Xi Jinping pictured with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in Shanghai in 2014. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping pictured with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in Shanghai in 2014. Photo: Xinhua
Maria Siow
Opinion

Opinion

As I see it by Maria Siow

Is China anyone’s ‘all-weather’ friend? Sri Lanka’s experience suggests otherwise

  • Cash-strapped Sri Lanka faces its worst economic crisis in living memory, yet China has offered comparatively little to help its ‘all-weather’ friend
  • Perhaps it’s time to retire the over-the-top phrases Beijing uses to describe its relations with others, if it cannot abide by them when the going gets tough

Chinese President Xi Jinping pictured with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in Shanghai in 2014. Photo: Xinhua
Chinese President Xi Jinping pictured with his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa in Shanghai in 2014. Photo: Xinhua
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