Recorded 2/9/10

The Real Story of China in Africa: Discussion with Deborah Bräutigam

The Real Story of China in Africa: Discussion with Deborah Bräutigam

Professor Deborah Bräutigam discussed her new book, The Dragon’s Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, at the offices of Jones Day in New York. The book examines Chinese aid and state-sponsored economic engagement in Africa. China’s aid in Africa is based on mutual benefit – and goes far beyond a popular western misconception of a simple effort to extract oil and other strategic natural resources, regardless of other considerations. China views Africa as an evolving landscape presenting many opportunities.

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