Is Chinese money creating a debt trap in Tonga?

The days unfold at a leisurely pace in Tonga, a South Pacific archipelago with no traffic lights or fast-food chains, and where snuffling pigs roam dusty roads.Yet even in this far-flung island kingdom, there are signs a battle for power and influence is heating up among much larger nations – and Tonga may end up paying the price.Government officials work in a shiny new office block that was an US$11 million gift from China. Dozens of bureaucrats take all-expenses-paid training trips to Beijing…

source https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3018029/chinese-money-creating-debt-trap-tonga

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