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Leaked Documents: CCP’s Projects in Samoa Saddled with Quality Problems

2020-09-24 22:34
Beijing’s flagship foreign policy initiative, the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), has been mired in controversy since its inception, with critics warning that Beijing’s infrastructure projects place developing countries under a “debt trap” by offering unsustainable loans, while exploiting their natural resources to drive the Chinese economy. Now, two letters from the South Pacific nation of Samoa have revealed how one Chinese construction project—being overseen by the government of Huizhou city in southern China—has been mired with quality problems and work practices that could harm the environment. Sent by a trusted source, The Epoch Times received the letters and a set of internal documents which were sent from the Huizhou government showing that the Guangdong provincial government ordered the city to build projects in Samoa, which fit into Beijing’s political agenda. Huizhou is a municipal-level city in Guangdong Province.