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Researchers Challenge Boston University’s “Porous Dataset” That Purportedly Showed a Plunge in Chinese Overseas Lending

A pair of researchers from Central Asia are questioning the findings of a new dataset produced by Boston University’s Global Development Policy Center (GDPC) which purportedly shows a sharp drop in Chinese overseas lending.

Among the key findings published last week by the GDPC that garnered considerable media attention around the world, including CAP, was the plunge in lending from $75 billion in 2016 to just $4 billion last year.

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