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Chinese Concessional Loans Part 2 -- Pacific Indebtedness

Zhang, Denghua


This In Brief is the second of a two-part series on Chinese concessional loans. The first paper discusses the nature of the loan schemes and three common misperceptions. This paper focuses on two aspects: (1) the possibility of debt-for-equity deals in the Pacific; and (2) what happens if Pacific states default on repayments. It aims to enrich the debates by adding a Chinese perspective. The research notes that currently China is not a main lender to Pacific Island countries (PICs) and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2018
Type: Working/Technical Paper
Access Rights: Open Access


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