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Shaking up the aid game

Donors like China let developing countries make their own decisions

By Romilly Greenhill  

Chinese President Xi Jinping with South African President Jacob Zuma. China and other non-traditional providers of aid © GovernmentZA

“China will continue to offer, as always, necessary assistance to Africa with no political strings attached,” President Xi Jinping promised on Monday. For decades, developing nations have been forced to jump through hoops in order to access cash from aid agencies. Now they are starting to push back, bolstered by support from “non-traditional” sources of development assistance, including large emerging economies such as China and…

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