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ADB to discuss ending new loans to China: President Asakawa

World's No. 2 economy no longer in need of aid, critics say

ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa said in an interview on Aug. 18 that the bank would discuss future lending to China next year. (Source photos by Jun Endo and screenshot from ADB's website) 

TOKYO -- The Asian Development Bank will consider ending new loans to China, taking up the matter as early as next year, the president of the multilateral lender told Nikkei in a recent interview.

"We want to start our discussion next year on whether China can end new loans from the ADB," President Masatsugu Asakawa said in an interview.

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