Pompeo accuses China of 'empty promises' to Africa on coronavirus aid


Secretary of State Mike Pompeo criticized China’s economic policies on aiding African nations during the coronavirus, saying they create patterns of “unsustainable debt.”

“It’s no secret the PRC is by far the largest bilateral creditor to African governments, creating an unsustainable debt burden,” Pompeo said in a statement Wednesday.

During the China-Africa summit last week Chinese President Xi Jinping said that China would continue to work and support countries hardest hit by the coronavirus by providing “interest-free government loans”  and by “extending the period of…



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