Food for Thought Lecture: Gregory Chin "China as Foreign Aid Donor: Motivations and Global Leadership Capacity"

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 12:00 AM
CIGI, Seagram Room, 57 Erb Street West, Waterloo, Canada
Mar 25

CIGI Senior Fellow Gregory Chin will discuss motivating China's foreign aid.

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China’s increased presence across the Global South has given rise to broad-ranging public interest and concern. Some analysts now ask whether China’s activity as an "emerging donor" threatens the international donor community, or whether it can be socialized into the community? Drawing on field research conducted for the International Development Research Centre in summer 2007, Gregory Chin will discuss the motivations behind China’s rising foreign assistance activities, and China’s leadership capacity in this area of global affairs. He will examine China’s new international influence in the area of foreign aid, and factors that limit its influence.


Event Speakers

Gregory Chin has experience as a practitioner in policy planning and implementation of foreign policy, and academic training on the study of China, Asia and global affairs. His research focuses on the political economy of China, Asia and global governance. A faculty member at York University (Canada), he joined CIGI in 2007 as a senior fellow, and in 2011 was acting director of the Global Development Program and chair of the China Research Group.