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Did any African country accuse China of debt-trap diplomacy?

China has been accused of debt trap diplomacy through its Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). Starting with the Hambantota Port in Sri Lanka, commentator William He examines the rhetoric surrounding the ...
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Did Russia benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative?

This policy has been alleged by the U.S. Government to be a form of "Debt-Trap Diplomacy"; however, the term itself has come under scrutiny as analysts and researchers have pointed out that ...
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Could there have been advantages to extending an invitation to North Korea to observe the Belt and Road Initiative?

Could there have been advantages to extending an invitation to North Korea to observe the Belt and Road Initiative? https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Belt_and_Road_Initiative Observers North Korea[72] ...
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How come Brazil didn't join the Belt and Road Initiative even though it is a member of the BRICS and a member of the AIIB?

How come Brazil didn't join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) even though it is a member of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) and a member of the AIIB (Asian Infrastructure ...
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Is China’s Belt and Road Initiative an example of neo-colonialism?

the term neo-colonialism gets thrown about a lot these days, however, is it relevant or fair to say that China's BRI is the most obvious and outright form of neo-colonialism. Or is it simply offering ...
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Does Russia benefit from the Belt and Road Initiative? [duplicate]

I was looking at this map and it seems that Russia is not confirmed to be a member of the Belt and Road Initiative(BRI). I am wondering if Russia expressed any view that might indicate they're not too ...
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What is the state of participation by Russia in the Belt and Road Initiative?

What is the state of participation by Russia in the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI)? They definitely don't seem to be enthusiastic about it. I doubt they're even participating in it. There seem to be ...
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What benefits does China gain by waiving debt to African countries like this?

https://www.fmprc.gov.cn/eng/zxxx_662805/202208/t20220819_10745617.html What benefits does China gain by waiving debt to African countries like this? Second, we need to take concrete actions to ...
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What benefits would the G7 get by creating their own programme in response to the Belt and Road initiative?

What benefits would the G7 get by creating their own programme in response to the Belt and Road initiative? The G7 recently announced its own programme in response to China, but isn't it too costly ...
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Why did Italy decide to join the Belt and Road Initiative when other European countries were initially against it?

Why did Italy decide to join the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) when other European countries were initially against it? Was there an official reason given by the Italian government? What does Italy ...
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Why is the U.S. wary of the Belt and Road initiative?

Why is the U.S. wary of the Belt and Road initiative? As you may know, the U.S. has been trying to convince its allies in Europe and in other countries to be wary of the BRI project insinuating that ...
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Is Belt and Road Initiative cost-effective?

Does the geopolitical advantage of China's Belt and Road Initiative outweigh the financial costs of the loans? Would the loan be better spent internally or kept unused?
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Will a "debt trap" be an effective measure to increase the geopolitical influence of a nation?

According to this article published in Economic Times, China is trying to deploy "debt trap" as a measure to increase its geopolitical influence over nations surrounding India using the Belt and Road ...
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What is 'One Belt, One Road' or 'Belt and Road Initiative'?

I have heard a lot about this ambitious scheme from the Chinese government. However, I don't think I can find too much information about this online. Can anyone provide some brief information about ...
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