Fearing debt trap, Pakistan rethinks Chinese ‘Silk Road’ projects

A passenger train moves along a neighbourhood in Karachi, Pakistan September 18, 2018. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – After lengthy delays, an $8.2 billion (£6.2 billion) revamp of a colonial-era rail line snaking from the Arabian Sea to the foothills of the Hindu Kush has become a test of Pakistan’s ability to rethink signature Chinese “Silk Road” projects due to debt concerns. The rail megaproject linking the coastal metropolis of […]

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