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Deborah Brautigam: Don’t Expect China to Cancel Africa’s Debts, They’ll Probably Just Reschedule Them

So long as there’s no official word from the Chinese government as to how they specifically plan to address the $150 billion of outstanding debts that African governments owe Bejing, everyone’s speculating as to how they’ll likely proceed.

Professor Deborah Brautigam, director of the China-Africa Research Initiative at Johns Hopkins University, is among the world’s foremost experts on Chinese debt issues in Africa, so her insights on the topic are closely followed by policymakers, analysts and other scholars.

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