A Chinese foreign ministry’s spokesperson Thursday welcomed Sri Lankan Prime Minister Ranil Wickremesinghe statement that his country did not fall into the debt trap because of the loan from China, nor did the country transfer control of the important port to China, the Associated Press of Pakistan (APP) reported.
“I have seen relevant reports and welcomed Prime Minister Wickremesinghe’s statement. This is a powerful refutation of the nickname that China has set up a “debt trap” in Sri Lanka and that Sri Lanka was forced to “sell” the port to China,” Geng Shuang said during his regular briefing in Beijing.
He reiterated that China’s aid to Sri Lanka had never attached any political conditions and had never sought any political self-interest in the investment and financing of Sri Lanka.
“The cooperation between China and Sri Lanka under the framework of the “Belt and Road” will not only benefit the two peoples but also contribute to regional economic development and interconnection,” he added.
Saman Thursday, 13 September 2018 22:33
Lol.. Will they say "we want to put Sri Lanka into our trap"?
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SL Thursday, 13 September 2018 23:16
I doubt about the land leased to China,Is it a friendly offer to Chinese brotherhood ?.Pls china do not play fool on poor countries like us!
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Jude Friday, 14 September 2018 04:39
Chinese Debt-Trap aka Chinese Debt-Diplomacy!!! Hey China doing this world over!! These are the some of the countries who'd become victims to the trap, Djibouti, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, The Maldives, Mongolia, Montenegro, Pakistan, Tajikistan and Zambia!!! Now leaders of those countries echoing same sentiments as PM RW!! Am not judging!!?? However, Over 200 years of Americans denomination of the globe coming to and end in like 20 years when Chinese Belt and Road initiative come into force!!!??
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Unchikun Friday, 14 September 2018 06:05
Oh! The cat is out of the bag. So we are not in a Chinese debt trap. We are in the "Bond Trap".
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Arold Friday, 14 September 2018 06:21
What else to say? The world has started taking Sri Lanka as a text book example of debt trap and arm twisting already.
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Lokka Friday, 14 September 2018 07:34
Yes, China is a true friend of Sri Lanka, and we know she will not do anything harmful to Sri Lanka's interests unlike the Western powers. The latter party is unreliable and helps with strings attached.
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cheers Friday, 14 September 2018 08:30
But the sri lankan PM openly criticised along with JVP they will isolate Rajapaks's china and came to power now he has to wash the back of the chinese if not sri lanka will be further bankcrupt
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Gerry Friday, 14 September 2018 19:31
Only solution is work hard, stand on our own feet and kick China out
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