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    China’s ‘Belt and Road Initiative’ has financed trillions of dollars’ worth of infrastructure projects in the developing world.

    But critics accuse Beijing of using the scheme to trap poorer nations under its influence into debt.

    The G7 group of the world’s leading industrialised nations is offering what the U.S president calls a ‘democratic alternative’.

    China has slammed the proposal as ‘sinister’.

    Will developing nations benefit?

    Presenter: Dareen Abughaida

    Guests:

    Brett Bruen – Former Director of Global Engagement in the White House under President Obama

    Sanusha Naidu – Senior Research Fellow, Institute for Global Dialogue

    Einar Tangen – Political analyst

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