Exploring the links between Chinese foreign policy and humanitarian action

Tanzanian women cheer as they welcome China's President Xi Jinping during his arrival at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam, March 24, 2013. Xi faces growing calls from policymakers and economists in Africa for a more balanced trade relationship between the continent and China as he arrives in Tanzania at the beginning of an African tour on Sunday. REUTERS/Thomas Mukoya (TANZANIA - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) - RTXXVYI

Somalilandsun- In a  paper that tracks the evolution of China’s humanitarian assistance, current funding levels and flows, and the decision-making and implementation structures, Miwa Hirono, Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan argues that  China’s humanitarian spending, including flows to Africa, is ad hoc rather than systematic, without regard to any overarching criteria setting out where and when it should provide assistance.

Continue reading this rare and carefully researched study on China’s humanitarian aid for natural disasters and complex emergencies titled  “Exploring the Links Between Chinese Foreign Policy and Humanitarian Action: Multiple Interests, Processes and Actors


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