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Is China’s investment in Sri Lankan project a debt trap?

The first stage of construction on what the government describes as a technological marvel is ending.

The first stage of China’s biggest investment project in Sri Lanka – a port city intended to become an Asian financial hub – is ending.

It is a controversial construction that the government describes as a technological marvel, but critics say it is part of a crippling debt trap.

Al Jazeera’s Minelle Fernandez reports from Colombo.