Under-reporting raises doubts about Chinese debt sustainability

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Issue 448 - 22 Oct 2021 | 12 minute read

Controversy continues to dog financing from China, the world’s largest bilateral lender by a distance. Its debt provision has transformed the African funding landscape over the past two decades: according to African Energy Live Data, $38bn of Chinese investment was committed to power projects across the continent between 2014 and 2019 alone.

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