Matt Ferchen

Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy

Matt Ferchen is a non-resident scholar at the Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy, where he runs the China and the Developing World Program. He was an associate professor in the Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University from 2008 to 2017.

Articles by Matt Ferchen


China, Venezuela, and the Illusion of Debt-Trap Diplomacy

Thursday, August 16, 2018

China has often been accused of practicing “debt-trap diplomacy”—miring supposed partners, particularly developing countries, in unsustainable debt-based relationships. But this is a misreading of the issue, and nowhere is this more apparent than in China’s dealings with Venezuela.