Exploring the links between Chinese foreign policy and humanitarian action


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