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The dragon befriends the springbok

By Yang Guang ( China Daily ) Updated: 2012-09-08 08:03:12

As China's engagement in Africa grows over the years, there have been various accusations about the dealings.

Among them include allegations that China is a "rogue donor", operating completely outside the rules. Chinese have been condemned as providing aid only to countries with rich natural resources and questionable governance.

Deborah Brautigam, professor of international development at the School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, published a book, The Dragon's Gift: The Real Story of China in Africa, to address these accusations. The book, which was based on her research, aroused a strong response after it was published. It is now available in Chinese.

The dragon befriends the springbok

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