Chinese “aid” is coming to Africa. Everyone says that. But how do we understand the Chinese aid- how large it is; how it looks like; whether it is an angel or evil; and most importantly, whether all these are of aid or not?
The following videos may help reach some conclusion by yourself, through others’ eyes. The first 2 clips from Vanguard and BBC are respectively about the famous, (or infamous, as some might say) package of projects in Angola, and the contentious gigantic $6 billion deal in D.R. Congo.
Ms. Lulling summed up well in the third video the concerns on Chinese aid by the transitional donors, namely OECD-DAC members.
A different point of view is from Mr. Oporia-EKwaro, who represents the group of more positive observers.
The author of “The Dragon’s gift”, one of most cited book on Chinese aid, Deborah Brautigam introcuced her understanding about Chinese involvement in Africa by aid, trade and investment.
So, you’re getting it better? OK, let’s start to talk about it!