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New CARI Report on Chinese Lending to Africa Doesn’t “Tell the Whole Story” Says Well-Known Chinese Analyst

The China-Africa Research Initiative’s (CARI) latest report on the downturn in Chinese overseas lending to African governments that was published earlier this week was not well-received in some quarters of Beijing.

Song Wei, a well-known Africa analyst who used to work for a Ministry of Commerce-affiliated think tank and is now the deputy director of the International Development Cooperation Institute, criticized CARI’s findings in a Global Times article today.

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