Banik, Dan (2013): 'China and Poverty Reduction in Africa' in 'Rethinking Law and Development - The Chinese Experience'
This book chapter discusses the impact of China’s investments and aid policies on poverty reduction in Malawi – a country that, at the outset, does not appear to have much to offer China in terms of material benefits.
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The purpose is to critically analyse and highlight the impact of ideas, values and tangible benefits resulting from China’s relatively recent entry into Malawi. The study analyses China’s involvement in infrastructural development and employment generation and support to agricultural, health and educational sectors. The article highlights the main differences between Chinese and Western models of development assistance and focuses on better understanding Chinese and African perspectives on the benefits of, and motivation for, the provision of aid and its potential impact on poverty reduction.
This book is the result of the collective effort of some of the foremost experts and scholars of Chinese law, Asian law, and Chinese economics and carefully examines the relationship between law and China’s economic development.