The New York Times had a front page article on China and Djibouti this past weekend: “U.S. Wary of its New Neighbor in Djibouti — a Chinese Naval Base.” Like many observers, the NYT seems to have been misled about the scale of Chinese engagement, and Chinese lending to Djibouti in particular. Here’s what they said:

Beyond surveillance concerns, United States officials, citing the billions of dollars in Chinese loans to Djibouti’s heavily indebted government,  …. (to read more)

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