PBOC’s Jin Zhongxia admits that reforms at CDB and China Exim might be needed for future debt treatments
Zhao Liang’s blogpost about how he oversaw the soft loan to Nepal to build the Pokhara Airport offers insight into the Chinese lending process
Development Reimagined’s Jade Scarfe argues that thinking about debt to Chinese and Western creditors from the debtor perspective presents new ways forward
A brief review of Chinese lending history shows China’s understanding of Sri Lanka’s situation and its potential to shape debt restructuring for the island nation in crisis.
A look at some of the nuances of 2021 Belt and Road investment and construction deals data
EU initiative needs a strong narrative if it is to compete with BRI’s influence
We surveyed our network of contributors on whether the G7’s counter-offer to the BRI represents anything new
China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi had a busy start to the year 2021. His itinerary may tell us how the BRI is being adjusted for new global realities
For at least 10 BRI countries, debt service to China is going to become a major fiscal burden in the coming years. Dr. Christoph Nedopil and Mengdi Yue argue that China needs to make debt relief multipateral, fair and green to be a global standard setter.
History shows that China’s approach to debt relief is ad hoc, and asset seizure is highly unlikely.