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The Man Who Came Up With the Now-Debunked Chinese “Debt Trap” Theory Still Trying to Convince Official Washington that It’s a Thing

Commentator and author Brahama Chellaney is determined to keep his Chinese “debt trap” theory alive regardless of whether or not there’s any credible evidence to support his assertion.

Chellaney first introduced the idea in 2017 and apparently seems undeterred by the numerous research reports that have debunked the notion that China engages in predatory lending practices to seize strategic assets from poor countries that are unable to repay their debts. 

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