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By John F. Copper

This three-volume paintings is the 1st complete learn of China's overseas relief and funding international relations to track its evolution because the founding of PRC in 1949. quantity I examines the definitions, origins, nature, and scope of China's international relief and funding and exhibits that China has a extra salient heritage of giving than the other country.

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215 Other writers, however, say that concessional loans, special trade deals, and state-sponsored investments are, or should be, considered part of China’s foreign assistance and if counted, China’s aid may far surpass US “overseas development assistance,” though use of this term excludes US private aid, remittances, and market access, all of which in the case of the United States are very large. 216 Another source put the amount of China’s aid, pledged and delivered, in 2007 (to Southeast Asian, African, and Latin American countries) at $31 billion.

190 The author’s data are also at variance with those cited here, especially the figure on China’s aid given in 1970. 192However, since the latter mentions China terminating its aid to Albania and Vietnam, it must have included aid to Communist nations and military aid in its estimate. 66 billion. 44 billion up to 1975 with aid to Communist Bloc countries “guesstimated” to be in the vicinity of less than threefold to nearly sixfold that which was Nature and Scope of China’s Foreign Aid ● 31 announced, largely due to extensive undisclosed military and military-related aid to North Korea and North Vietnam.

China even cooperated with and/or worked with other countries to do this. This had never been done before. 5 million as disaster funds. During the subsequent avian flu crisis, China hosted a conference on the crisis and donated $10 million. 157 In the late 1990s, China changed its stance on giving foreign aid through multilateral institutions, including the United Nations. 158 In 1997, Chinese officials decided to join UN standby arrangements for peacekeeping. 162 In 2009, the Chinese media reported that China had contributed a total of 13,000 peacekeepers; there were currently almost 2,000 serving in 14 countries—constituting the sixth-largest number of any country in the world.

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