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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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