China’s Global Development Initiative is not as innocent as it sounds

CIC Director Sarah Cliffe comments that “China may have seen poor countries’ anger over the West’s failure to do more to deliver covid vaccines to them as ‘an opening’ for its GDI push,” while Richard Gowan of the International Crisis Group and a CIC non-resident fellow says “such countries may regard China as helpfully “filling a space” from which Western donors will retreat as they focus on the crisis in Ukraine.

Read the full article in the Economist.

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