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This three-volume work is the first comprehensive study of China's foreign aid and investment diplomacy to trace its evolution since the PRC's founding. Volume III analyzes China's foreign aid and investment to countries outside of Asia and assesses the findings of previous volumes to show this is a formidable challenge to other world powers.

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Frontmatter

Chapter 1. China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy to African Nations—I

Abstract
Africa cannot be divided neatly or logically into regions as Asia can be. Furthermore, given the fact that China has extended foreign assistance to more countries in Africa than in any of the other geographic regions assessed in this book and that it nearly stopped its aid to countries on the continent in the late 1970s, plus the fact that its financial help to Africa differs so greatly between the two periods, this chapter will cover only China’s aid to African countries during phase one, or the early years. China’s foreign aid to African countries from 1980 to the present, or period two, will be the assessed in the next chapter.
John F. Copper

Chapter 2. China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy to African Nations—II

Abstract
In the late 1970s, China dramatically reduced its foreign assistance to nations on the African continent and did not restart its giving in a meaningful way until the 1990s and after. The cutback in aid to African nations was much starker than other regions mainly because Africa was more distant and hence China’s security and other interests there were less vital. In addition, China’s support for wars of national liberation, which had earlier motivated China’s aid giving in Africa more than other areas, was ended. Finally, China no longer wished to help socialist regimes of which there were many in Africa.
John F. Copper

Chapter 3. China’s Foreign Aid and Investment Diplomacy in Other Regions— Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and Oceania

Abstract
China has purveyed foreign aid and investments to a number of countries not in the blocs or regions assessed in the previous chapters. This includes aid to several European (at the time Communist Bloc) countries, a number of Middle East countries, some Latin American countries, and even neverCommunist European countries. The list also includes a number of mostly small countries in Oceania.
John F. Copper

Chapter 4. Summary and Conclusions

Abstract
As noted in Volume 1, Chapter 1, in the various studies published on China’s financial assistance to developing countries there were, and are, large discrepancies in the value of China’s help reported. There were also significant disagreements about where China’s foreign assistance went in terms of both countries and regions.
John F. Copper

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