Thursday, June 14, 2012
Does China Use Aid to Support Investment?
I address this question in the latest issue of East Asia Forum, 4, 2 (April - June 2012). Published by Australia National University in Canberra, the EAF was released at a very interesting (but unfortunately closed) conference at Columbia University/Business School on Monday this week, focused on the political and economic impact of China's overseas direct investment (ODI or OFDI).
For a link to the public forum that evening, including short talks by some participants and a keynote by Jeffrey Sachs, click here. Although Sachs is no expert on Chinese overseas investment, he is a passionate advocate for the earth. It's good to be passionate, and it's pretty rare for academics ...
Follow me on Twitter @D_Brautigam. Professor and Director, International Development Program, Johns Hopkins University/SAIS; Visiting Professor, University of Bergen, Norway; and author of The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa (Oxford U. Press, 2009, 2011). A China scholar, I first went to Africa in 1983 to research Chinese engagement and never stopped. © Deborah Brautigam 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.