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NWO Announces the Opening of the Fourth European M-ERA.NET Call

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04 Mar 2015

NWO will fund the Dutch part of any successful transnational collaboration, within the reach of the available budget.

China’s Engagement in International Development Cooperation: The State of the Debate

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04 Mar 2015

Institute of Development Studies (IDS); Authors: Yanbing Zhang, Jing Gu and Yunnan Chen

This research aims to investigate the recent evolution of China’s discourse on development and aid. More precisely, how do China’s policymakers and influential scholars understand and debate China’s role in the field of international development aid, specifically in the context of China as a ‘rising power’? However, to reflect upon Chinese discourse in this manner is contrary to the Chinese perspective itself, where development and aid are rarely referred to in relation to each other. Instead, in the Chinese mind-set, to this day, national development and foreign aid seem to be two unrelated issues.

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