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Ain’t No Sunshine when Xi’s Gone: What’s behind China’s Declining Aid to the Pacific?

Smith, Graeme


The much-awaited update to the Pacific Aid Map showed a sharp drop in China’s 2019 aid spend in the Pacific, despite the pressing development needs presented by COVID-19. While eight of the Pacific’s ten major donors also saw falls in their aid spends from 2018 levels, China Aid dropped the most, falling 31 per cent to just 6 per cent of overseas development assistance (ODA) in the Pacific, a far cry from 2018 reports that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) was set to become the region’s...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Dept. of Pacific Affairs (DPA) formerly State, Society and Governance in Melanesia (SSGM) Program
Date published: 2021-11-12
Type: Journal article
DOI: 10.25911/506H-T925
Access Rights: Open Access

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