Don’t blame China for Pacific debts: Samoa

Samoa's Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi. Picture: SAMOA OBSERVER

SYDNEY, 31 AUGUST 2018 (REUTERS) – Pacific Island nations only have themselves to blame if they fall into debt problems and criticism of China’s surging lending in the region by rival powers has been patronising, Samoa’s Prime Minister says. China has spent US$1.3 billion on concessionary loans and gifts since 2011 to become the Pacific’s […]

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