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Africa (Chinese Policy)

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 13 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what recent assessment she has made of Chinese policies in Africa including aid strategies. (76040)

We are keen to increase our dialogue with China on implementation of their Africa policy launched this year. Our network of diplomatic posts in China and Africa provide regular reporting and analysis. The Department for International Development has recently commissioned several papers on the impact of Chinese policies in Africa, one of which, from the Institute of Development Studies, focuses on aid, among other issues. This paper can be found at the following website: http://www.ids.ac.uk/ids/global/AsianDriverpdfs/DFIDAgendaPaper06.pdf. Copies will also be placed in the Library of the House and sent to my hon. Friend.