China and International Humanitarian Aid Cooperation

Neil Renwick

Research output: Other contributionpeer-review


China’s international humanitarian aid role is increasing. Widely
welcomed by recipients, China’s aid is also criticised on motivational
and technical grounds and surrounded by intensifying political
scrutiny. There is an urgent need to ensure that humanitarian
cooperation with China is not derailed politically, weakening support
for developing economies when they are most in need. Constructive
international policy dialogue and knowledge exchange between
China and the international community is crucial to re-evaluating
and strengthening humanitarian coordination and effectiveness.
Original languageEnglish
TypePolicy Briefing
Media of outputText
PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 5 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameIDS Policy Briefing
PublisherUK Anchor Institution for China International Development Research Collaboration/FCDO, IDS
ISSN (Electronic)1479-974X

Bibliographical note

This IDS Policy Briefing was written by Neil Renwick, Coventry
University, UK and edited by Jessica Meeker, IDS. It was
produced as part of the UK Anchor Institution for China
International Development Research Collaboration, funded
by the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office
(FCDO, formerly DFID). The opinions expressed are those of the author and do not
necessarily reflect the views or policies of IDS or the UK government.

Accepted for publication 23 July 2020; published 5 October 2020;


  • International Humanitarian Aid
  • China
  • Aid Cooperation
  • Covid-19

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Development


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