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Chinese Foreign Ministry Claps Back at Latest U.S. Debt Trap Accusation

Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying speaking at the regular press briefing in Beijing. Image via the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

The seemingly never-ending dispute over supposed Chinese debt traps in Africa flared anew on Monday when Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Hua Chunying launched a lengthy rebuttal to the latest accusation on the issue by a senior U.S. government official. 

Last week, prior to leaving for South Africa, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told the Associated Press, “As you look at what China’s doing in Africa, you need to look at the debt trap that African countries, many of them, have faced because of those relationships with China.”

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