Mohamed Shainee is a confidant of President Abdulla Yameen.
The three largest Chinese projects in the Maldives are said to be worth $1.5 billion.
Maldives-India relations have nosedived under the current government.
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Ties between India and the Maldives are under pressure because of China’s growing footprint.
The three largest Chinese projects are together worth $1.5 billion and there will be repayment problems, a think-tank says.
The Chinese government on Thursday donated a sea ambulance to the Maldives National Defence Force. The 26-meter-long vessel is equipped with a “mini-medical theatre,” according to...
India has urged the Maldives to return to the path of democracy.
Ex-foreign minister Naseem accused the government of "giving land to China which could be converted into military bases."
The Maldives has been borrowing heavily from China, but details of the loan are not clear.
India's prime minister has yet to visit the Maldives, despite taking office in 2014.
Former president Mohamed Nasheed said he will renegotiate the Maldives’ debt to China, accusing Beijing of dragging Maldives into a debt trap. Nasheed, who won the...
The revelation comes days after India’s navy chief said the Maldives’ pivot to China posed a challenge and follows months of regional tension.
China’s growing presence and a controversial state of emergency in the Maldives have been the two main sources of tension for India.
China is one of the biggest investors in the Maldives, with more than a billion dollars ploughed into three infrastructure projects, and it has signed a...
Relations between the Maldives and India have sunk to new lows -- and remain on a downward trajectory -- since President Abdulla Yameen was sworn into...
The IMF and World Bank say major building projects have the capacity to transform the Maldivian economy, but are concerned about the high debt being fuelled...