Episode 36: Small is Beautiful - China's Approach to Overseas Development Finance

This week on What China Wants Sam and Stewart are joined by Rebecca Ray, Senior Academic Researcher at the Boston University Global Development Policy (GDP) Center to discuss their latest research. The GDP Centre has just published an update to their China Overseas Development Finance (CODF) Database. Having provided a staggering amount of finance for overseas development projects in the wake of the global financial crisis, Chinese overseas development finance has been on a general downward trend for several years. On this episode, we discuss the status and trajectory of China’s overseas development finance. Are we at the beginning of a new era? LinksChina Overseas Development Finance DatabasePolicy Brief: "Small is Beautiful" - A New Era in China's Development Finance?

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What China Wants is a weekly podcast that shines a light on China and its growing influence around the world. Hosted by Sam Olsen and Stewart Paterson.