Research Fellow Examines Chinese Foreign Aid System Restructuring, Potential Impacts On Diplomacy

Devpolicy Blog: Diplomacy will have more weight in China’s foreign aid program
Denghua Zhang, research fellow in the Australian National University’s Department of Pacific Affairs, discusses China’s decision to establish an international development cooperation agency and the potential impacts of restructuring the Chinese foreign aid system. Zhang writes, “[T]he establishment of China’s new aid agency will have significant implications for the region in the near future. Diplomatic interests will continue to prevail over other considerations when China delivers aid to the region” (5/2).