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China drags feet as G-20 presses for debt transparency

Top creditor's reticence over disclosures stalls relief plan for poor countries

A man receives the AstraZeneca-Oxford coronavirus vaccine under the COVAX scheme in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on March 13.   © Reuters

VIENNA/NEW YORK/TOKYO -- Top economic officials from the Group of 20 major economies on Wednesday discussed debt relief for low-income countries struggling with their vaccination campaigns, but advanced nations failed to bridge the gap with top creditor China, which has resisted disclosing details of loans.

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