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South Pacific waking to China’s ‘debt-trap’ diplomacy

The first round of bills are coming due for China’s Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) recipients in the South Pacific – and few can pay. Squeezed by the costs of frequent natural disasters, crumbling infrastructure and low economic growth, the Pacific Islands are a natural fit for China’s US$1 trillion BRI global infrastructure-building ambitions. Even […]

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