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Charity Begins Abroad: China and Foreign Aid

The Economist tracks the transition of China and the other BRIC nations from net recipients to net donors of aid, and explores differences between these new donors’ contributions and those of the West. Even today, America...

China Rises and Rises, Yet Still Gets Foreign Aid

China still receives 2.5 billion in foreign aid, with the bulk of the money coming from Japan. From AP: China spent tens of billions of dollars on a dazzling 2008 Olympics. It has sent astronauts into space. It recently became...

China’s Billion-Dollar Aid Appetite

Foreign Policy reports: Over the eight years since the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria first launched, China has applied for and been awarded nearly $1 billion in grants, becoming the fourth-largest recipient...

Making the Most of Chinese Aid to Africa

From McKinsey Quarterly [registration required for full article]: The debate over China’s role in Africa continues to rage. One side contends that China is a rapacious neocolonial oppressor, while the other sees it as a...

How Does China Help Africa?

On China Beat, Angilee Shah reviews The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa: China is neither wholeheartedly supporting corrupt dictators, nor filled with ambitions of empire. The Dragon’s Gift, by her...

China Pledges $10 Billion to African Nations

The New York Times reports on the Forum on African-China Cooperation currently underway in Egypt: Prime Minister Wen Jiabao pledged to grant African countries $10 billion in low-interest development loans over the next three...

China Distributes Aid in Africa, With a Catch

The third article in a New York Times series called “Uneasy Engagement,” which examines “stresses and strains of China’s emergence as a global power,” looks at China’s complicated relationship with...

China ‘Stumbling’ in the Pacific

A new report from Australia’s Lowy Institute for International Policy critiques China’s foreign policy in the Pacific region, BBC reports: “China lacks a coherent strategy for its aid programme in the Pacific...

Barbados: China’s Gift Created No Economic Waves

The Nassau Guardian (Barbados) reports on the controversy surrounding China’s gift of $7.3 million to build a national stadium, and the impacts that such a gift could have on the local economy and job market: The Caribbean...

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