The Belt and Road Initiative: Vehicle for China's Humanitarian Action?
Gong, Lina | June 2021
This policy report seeks to enhance the understanding of China’s humanitarian action in relation to the BRI. It evaluates China’s approach to humanitarian aid, analyses the major issues facing related Chinese actors, and explores possible partnerships between China and participating Southeast Asian countries. This report finds that although the BRI per se does not have a humanitarian angle,6 the countries that engage in the BRI are primary beneficiaries of China’s humanitarian aid. A lack of clarity in how humanitarian aid and the BRI are related has hampered China’s aim to increase the impact of its aid and drive support for the development of the BRI.
CitationGong, Lina. 2021. The Belt and Road Initiative: Vehicle for China's Humanitarian Action?. © S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies. http://hdl.handle.net/11540/13897.
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