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Chaos-hit Sri Lanka made 'dumb bets' on China, says CIA chief

India Today | 21/07/2022 09:46 AM | Click to read full article

CIA chief Bill Burns on Wednesday blamed "dumb bets" on high-debt Chinese investment as a factor in Sri Lanka's economic collapse, saying it should serve as a warning to other nations.

"But nations should look at "a place like Sri Lanka today -- heavily indebted to China -- which has made some really dumb bets about their economic future and is suffering pretty catastrophic, both economic and political, consequences as a result," he said.