The Dragon s Gift

This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas.

The Dragon s Gift

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah regimes, regiments of Chinese labor, and the ruthless exploitation of workers and natural resources in some of the poorest countries in the world sparked fierce debates. These debates, however, took place with very few hard facts. China's tradition of secrecy about its aid fueled rumors and speculation, making it difficult to gauge the risks and opportunities provided by China's growing embrace. This well-timed book, by one of the world's leading experts, provides the first comprehensive account of China's aid and economic cooperation overseas. Deborah Brautigam tackles the myths and realities, explaining what the Chinese are doing, how they do it, how much aid they give, and how it all fits into their "going global" strategy. Drawing on three decades of experience in China and Africa, and hundreds of interviews in Africa, China, Europe and the US, Brautigam shines new light on a topic of great interest. China has ended poverty for hundreds of millions of its own citizens. Will Chinese engagement benefit Africa? Using hard data and a series of vivid stories ranging across agriculture, industry, natural resources, and governance, Brautigam's fascinating book provides an answer. It is essential reading for anyone concerned with China's rise, and what it might mean for the challenge of ending poverty in Africa.

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The Dragon's Gift
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Deborah Brautigam
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-07 - Publisher: OUP Oxford

Is China a rogue donor, as some media pundits suggest? Or is China helping the developing world pave a pathway out of poverty, as the Chinese claim? In the last few years, China's aid program has leapt out of the shadows. Media reports about huge aid packages, support for pariah
The Dragons' Gift
Language: en
Pages: 508
Authors: Betsy McCall
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002-03-28 - Publisher: AuthorHouse

The Children of Daela, Elementals of Earth, have survived for more than ten millennia and for some seven of them, have waged a long and costly war against the Ishada, an equally powerful race of beings who covet their power over the elements of earth. Their allies are the Dragons,
The Dragon's Gift
Language: en
Pages: 32
Authors: Thomas Allen
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007 - Publisher: MoonRattles

Cai must fish from the bank and catches few and tiny fish while the fishermen in their boats catch netfuls, until the day Cai accidentally snags a dragon and his luck changes.
The Dragon's Gift
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Kristie Burns
Categories: Juvenile Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Lulu.com

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The Dragon's Gift
Language: en
Pages: 390
Authors: Terese Tse Bartholomew, John Johnston, Honolulu Academy of Arts
Categories: Art, Bhutan
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher:

"The Dragon's Gift offers a rare opportunity to introduce, to the wider international audience, some of the most sacred Buddhist images of Bhutan. From the wealth of material surveyed, the organizers of the exhibition have selected over one hundred objects of superior aesthetic achievement and deep religious significance, the vast