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Charting the Future of China’s Infrastructure Projects in Africa After a Decade of Lending

Charting the Future of China’s Infrastructure Projects in Africa After a Decade of Lending

From: New York Post

China is financing the construction of four coal-fired power plants in southern Africa, despite its climate pledge in September to quit supporting such infrastructure overseas. But the new facilities taking shape in South Africa and Zimbabwe are just a few of Beijing’s massive investments in airports, railway lines and other national infrastructure on the African continent.

Many countries have been eager for the investment, but mounting levels of debt over the past five years are raising doubts about the long-term prospects for more expensive infrastructure projects.

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