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Government denies rumors of USD$30 million loan from China

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa, 12/05/2020

Government has denied rumors on social media that government is working to acquire another loan from China worth 30 million USD.

A press release from the Prime Minister’s Office has clarified that the government is NOT looking to take another loan from China, and that these rumors on social media are misleading and dangerous because of the false information it is spreading.

Last week, there were posts on social media platforms quoting the Chief secretary and secretary to Cabinet saying government will apply for a loan on China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

The official statement also urged the public to stop spreading lies on social media as it can have negative impacts on the lives of others.

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