China’s Humanitarian Aid and Non-Traditional Security

Neil Renwick

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China’s humanitarian aid (CHA) differs from ‘traditional donors’ in its ‘holistic’ policy approach, not least in responding to non-traditional security threats such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19). China’s international humanitarian aid (IHA) role is increasing, driven by its history of natural disasters, its new concept of development intended to meet popular needs more robustly, and commitment to South-South Cooperation. Widely welcomed, China’s aid is also criticised on motivational and technical grounds and surrounded by political scrutiny’. There is an urgent need to ensure that humanitarian cooperation with China is not derailed politically, undermining COVID-19 recovery in developing and emerging economies. Global commitment to constructive humanitarian policy dialogue with China is critical. The UK can play a leading role in facilitating this dialogue.
Original languageEnglish
TypeIDS Policy Brief
Media of outputOnline
PublisherInstitute of Development Studies
Number of pages4
Place of PublicationFalmer, UK
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 23 Jun 2020

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NameIDs Policy Brief
PublisherInstitute of Development Studies


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