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Tiffany Lam

Student of Political Science and History at McGill University. Tiffany’s interest in China stems from spending most of her life living in two very different Chinese cities, Hong Kong and Beijing. She is also interested in writing about international institutions.

Could Sino-African relations set a new precedent for foreign aid?

Chinese foreign aid has reached the African continent since 1956. It has since emphasized integrated objectives, quoting equality, mutual benefit and non-conditionality as basic principles for its aid program. In other words, Chinese aid emphasizes a more business-like approach rather than altruistic official assistance. Recently however, African politicians, trade unions and businesses have complained about (relentlessly competitive) Chinese companies overpowering ...

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