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Debunking the China-Africa “Debt Trap” Meme

Swedish scholar Johanna Malm is one of the world's leading researchers on China-DR  Congo relations and now joins the growing number of experts who refute the still widely-held China "debt trap" narrative. In a recent interview published by the government-run Swedish Institute, Dr. Malm explained that there's ...

3 Reasons Why the “China Debt Trap” Meme is Flawed

The "debt trap" meme lives. It just keeps going and going and going. It doesn't seem to matter to China's critics that there isn't actually any evidence to support the assertion that China is using massive, unsustainable loans to poor developing countries in a bid to seize ...

China is Financing an Electric Power Building Boom in Africa

African policymakers up and down the continent will all tell you that one issue, more than any other, stands apart as the key priority in 2020: electricity. Without additional electric power capacity, both generation and distribution, none of their ambitious industrialization plans will be possible. Industries need ...