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New Report on Chinese Loans Challenges China’s “Win-Win” Narrative

The release of Wednesday’s groundbreaking report that analyzed 100 Chinese state-backed loans to developing countries over a three-year period sparked considerable international media coverage. 

While the 77-page report produced by researchers at AidData, the Washington-based Center for Global Development (CGD), Germany’s Kiel Institute, and the Peterson Institute for International Economics covered a wide range of issues, two themes, in particular, seemed to have caught editors’ attention:

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