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Through the financing of major infrastructure projects, China has become a key player in development finance. Under the banner of the “New Silk Roads” initiative, it finances the construction of ports, airports, railway lines, special economic zones in many countries in Asia, Africa, Europe. and as far as Latin America. At the same time, China is seeking to structure and raise awareness of its foreign aid policy.
The publication of two white papers on Chinese foreign aid in 2011 and 2014 and the creation of an agency dedicated to international development cooperation demonstrate this ambition to clarify its foreign aid system. In the global landscape of development actors, China’s positioning as a donor to development remains difficult to grasp. The impact of Chinese funding is being debated, including in academic circles. Between development aid policy and development finance, China’s action questions the donor framework on development finance.