Financing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): research agendas beyond the “debt-trap” discourse

  title={Financing the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI): research agendas beyond the “debt-trap” discourse},
  author={Karen P. Y. Lai and Shaun Lin and James D. Sidaway},
  journal={Eurasian Geography and Economics},
  pages={109 - 124}
ABSTRACT By way of introduction to the four papers that follow, we chart some key parameters of debate about finance and the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI). In particular, we argue that the rise of discourses about “predatory lending” and “debt trap” (that feature in much commentary and reportage about BRI) merits critique and contextualization. The financing needs of BRI also raise important implications for the geography of financial markets and business services in Asia and other key… Expand
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