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Reframing the Chinese Debt Crisis in Africa

Many African civil society stakeholders worry that China is going to take advantage of the worsening economic crisis to seize their countries’ strategic assets. It doesn’t matter that there aren’t actually any precedents for these seizures, in the current era of “alternative facts” if people believe it then, well, it’s their reality.

Hopefully, though, research like the new findings from the team at the New York-based firm Rhodium Group will help dispel the widespread misinformation that clouds many peoples’ thinking on this issue — from analysts to journalists to policymakers.  

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