• Lu JiangEmail author
Part of the Governing China in the 21st Century book series (GC21)


This chapter concludes from the historical trajectory of Chinese agro-cooperation with Africa that how the status of being as a developing country (along with other historical experiences) has shaped China’s ‘mutual-development’ mind-set in its external development cooperation. It summarizes the three models of China’s contemporary development cooperation in African agriculture and explains the logic of ‘development package’ behind and its link with the ‘mutual-development’ mentality. The chapter also brings China back into the global IDC landscape, reflecting the ‘new’ elements involved in Chinese development cooperation and comparing that with the Northern practice. It thus calls for a broadening understanding for IDC that can allow win-win ideology and embrace diversified cooperation forms beyond the traditional ODA.


Development status Historical experience Mutual development Development package 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Shanghai University of International Business and EconomicsShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Fudan Development InstituteShanghaiChina

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