China’s Economy and Its Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy

  • John F. Copper


Students of foreign aid routinely make the observation that aid giving correlates to the level of economic development of the donor country, its economic success at the time (usually measured in increases in the gross domestic product), its foreign exchange position, and several other economic variables. It is hence conventional wisdom that rich nations give foreign aid and the richer they are the more they give. The same applies to foreign investments. This doesn’t, however, quite fit China.


Foreign Investment Foreign Exchange World Trade Organization Chinese Communist Party Asian Development Bank 
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