China defers Tonga’s loan payments as Pacific nation signs up to Belt and Road

    Kuo fakamo’oni ‘a Tonga ki he ‘inisetivi langa fakalakalaka ‘a Siaina ‘oku ‘iloa ko e Belt and Road initiative. Pea kuo loto ai ‘a Siaina ke toe toloi tatali atu ‘aki ha ta’u ‘e 5 hono totongi e no ‘a Tonga ki Siaina’.

    (REUTERS) – Tonga has signed up to China’s Belt and Road initiative and has received a reprieve from Beijing on the timing of debt payments shortly before an onerous schedule to repay loans was due to start. Lopeti Senituli, political advisor to Tongan Prime Minister ‘Akilisi Pōhiva, told Reuters by email on Sunday that Tonga…

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