In the secretive world of government-to-government lending, 100 Chinese debt contracts offer a trove of new information
Scott Morris, Centre for Global Development, 31 March 2021
Is Chinese financing good for developing countries? This has become a provocative question, freighted with ideology, geopolitics, and commercial rivalries. That doesn’t mean it isn’t worth trying to answer factually and empirically. Yet, taking stock of China’s lending activities has long been hindered by the lack of publicly available data on dimensions like loan volumes and interest rates, let alone more esoteric features like loan collateral or default contingencies.
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