Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China’s aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. In a presentation based on her new book, “The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa,” Deborah Brautigam will tackle the myths and realities of China’s “going global” strategy.
DATE: Thursday, July 22
Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Liangmahe Nanlu 4
荷兰王国驻华大使馆 – 北京
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Deborah Brautigam is a professor in the International Development Program at American University’s School of International Service in Washington, DC. A long-time observer of Asia and Africa, Ms. Brautigam has lived in China, West Africa and Southern Africa, and traveled extensively across both regions as a Fulbright researcher and consultant for the World Bank, the UN, and other development agencies.