Is increased Chinese global lending a worry?

  • Not if the lending is "responsible" (i.e. if it is in some part similar to how the IMF lends, conditional upon sound economic management, ending corruption, and not killing people).
  • But if the lending is unconditional (e.g. in the case of Venezuela), and hence perpetuates economic melt-down/autocracy, then it's a concern.
  • Would also be a worry if countries like Iran & Russia could circumvent Western financial sanctions by tapping into Chinese credit.
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