Debt trap

ASEAN: Outlook for 2019 Part 2

In part two of “ASEAN: Outlook for 2019”, The ASEAN Post will look at some of the major geopolitical issues that could shape the future of the region.

7 January 2019

Is the BRI a corruption magnet?

In the five years since it was mooted, the BRI is now being demonised as a debt-trap that ensnares poor nations into subservience to China.

10 October 2018

The China backlash

By keeping bidding on BRI projects closed and opaque, China often massively inflates their value, leaving countries struggling to repay their debts.

30 September 2018