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· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of "debt-trap" diplomacy(2018-10-18)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Guardian on the Latter's Unjustified Comment on China-Pakistan Relations and Xinjiang(2018-10-15)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to The Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comment on China's Policies on Ethnic Affairs and Religion(2018-09-08)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times:Attempts to discredit BRI are doomed to fail(2018-08-30)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Guardian on its report on Chinese enterprises' production and use of CFC-11(2018-08-06)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on South China Sea(2018-07-14)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to The Economist on its unjustified comments on Xinjiang(2018-06-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on airlines changing website wording in reference to Taiwan(2018-06-29)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on the establishment of diplomatic ties between China and the Dominican Republic(2018-05-10)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Daily Telegraph on the latter's unjustified comments(2018-03-27)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian on unjustified comments by the head of Chinese Taipei Representative Office(2018-03-23)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comments on China's Policies Towards Africa and on Ethnic Minorities(2018-03-10)
· Embassy Spokesperson's remarks on Heathrow duty free discrimination against Chinese passengers(2018-02-14)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on unjustified comments on the M503 air route(2018-01-31)
· Embassy Spokesperson's Letter to the Economist on the Latter's Unjustified Comments on China's Foreign Policy(2018-01-06)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on the latter's unjustified comments on China's policy towards Cambodia(2017-09-18)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Guardian:China's eco projects keep "roof of the world" pure and beautiful(2017-09-04)
· Embassy Spokesperson's letter to the Financial Times on the latter's unjustified comments on rule of law in Hong Kong(2017-08-29)
· China's Cyber Security Law is not aimed at limiting market access for foreign companies(2017-06-13)
· Participation of Taiwan in the activities of international organizations must be dealt with in accordance with the one-China policy(2017-06-12)
· The Guardian Published a Letter by the Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on China's Policy on Tibet(2016-11-11)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Guardian's Articles on Hailong 1 Wave-power Generating Device(2016-11-04)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on the Issue of the South China Sea
· The Daily Telegraph Published a Letter by the Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in the UK on Chinese Economy(2015-09-02)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on the Issue of the South China Sea
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on China's Anti-Corruption Campaign
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong
· Chinese Embassy Refutes The Financial Times Publishing Advertisement against One China policy(2014-10-20)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong(2014-09-09)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes The Times' Article on Hong Kong
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Financial Times' Editorial on Hong Kong(2014-07-17)
· Spokesperson's Remarks on Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg's Meeting with Opposition Figures of Hong Kong and the Public Evidence Session on UK's Relations with Hong Kong by the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Commons(2014-07-17)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Groundless Accusations against China in the Economist(2014-03-23)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Reports in the Financial Times on Kunming Terrorist Attack(2014-03-07)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Commentary in the Observer on Innovation and the Intellectual Property Protection in China(2013-09-24)
· Chinese Embassy Responds to the Leading Article in the Times on Ivory and Wildlife Protection in China
· Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's Remarks on UK parliamentary committee report related to Huawei(2013-06-13)
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations Against China of the Lack of Press and Artistic Freedom(2013-05-21)
· Foreign Ministry Spokesperson's remarks on China-UK Relationship
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations against China over the Case of Ai Weiwei
· Chinese Embassy Refutes the Economist Special Report "China and the Internet"
· Chinese Embassy Refutes Accusations against China of Sponsoring Cyber Attacks(2013-04-02)
· The Chinese Embassy refutes Guardian's report on July 25th(2012-08-01)
· Chinese Embassy in the UK Refutes Jeremy Clarkson's Insulting Remarks about China on The Sun(2012-01-13)
· Spokesperson of Chinese Embassy in the UK Responds to Jeremy Clarkson's Insulting Comments about China on the Sun(2012-01-08)
· Chinese Embassy Spokesperson Refutes Claims of "Monroe Doctrine" by China in Southeast Asia(2010-11-11)
· Spokesperson's Remarks on Rare Earth(2010-11-01)
· The Chinese Embassy in the UK Responds to Comments Blaming China for the Global Economic Imbalance(2010-09-17)
· Letter of the Embassy to Metro on issue of Tiger Conservation(2010-05-26)
· Statement of the Spokesman of Chinese Embassy on Tiger Conservation(2010-03-11)
Embassy Spokesperson's letter to Financial Times on its unjustified comments of "debt-trap" diplomacy
2018/10/18

Ms. Zeng Rong, Spokesperson of the Chinese Embassy in the UK, recently wrote a letter to the Financial Times about the unjustified comments carried in a letter published in the newspaper with regard to its articles hyping the so-called China “debt-trap” diplomacy. The Financial Times published the letter on 17 October 2018, the full text of which is as follows:

The two reports “TV tax stirs Zambian fears over Chinese debt-trap diplomacy” and “Ghana relations with China raise the emotional heat” (8 October) are pure fabrication.

First, China has not caused massive debt burden on African countries. From 2000 to 2016, China supplied $114.4bn in loans to African countries, which accounted for a mere 1.8% of Africa’s total foreign debts. In Ghana’s $213.9bn of foreign debts, China only accounts for less than 1.5%.

Second, Chinese loans are mostly concessional, with long maturities and low interest rates. They are primarily aimed at facilitating the continent's economic take-off and laying the groundwork for long-term development, rather than pursuing short-term hefty profits.

Third, China is committed to economic cooperation and trade with developing countries including Africa in a mutually beneficial and win-win spirit. China provides assistance within its capabilities, and focuses on infrastructure projects and personnel training. This helps enhance African countries’ capacity in self-development and sustainability.

At the recent Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, the participating African leaders pledged to further deepen cooperation with China in various fields to achieve common development, mutual benefit and win-win results.

It is hoped that Financial Times would produce responsible and fair reports, rather than seeing things from behind tinted glasses and misleading your readers.

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