May 20, 2020 22:06 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 21, 2020 08:48 Asia/Tehran]
  • World Newspapers: China lent billions; now its debtors can't pay up

As the coronavirus spread around the globe, Pakistan’s foreign minister called his counterpart in Beijing last month with an urgent request: The country’s economy was nose-diving, and the government needed to restructure billions of dollars in Chinese loans.