China's humanitarian aid policy and practice

17-05-2016

Since the mid-2000s, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has made major headway in integrating into the global humanitarian-assistance architecture and has gradually raised its profile as an emerging non-traditional humanitarian aid provider. China's humanitarian aid policy has shifted away from an approach predominantly determined by ideology and geopolitical considerations, towards one which is set to be more pragmatic and commensurate with the country's growing global economic and political clout. China's humanitarian aid was originally provided only through government agencies, but increasingly has also been delivered through United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), thus improving the transparency of aid flows.

Since the mid-2000s, the People's Republic of China (PRC) has made major headway in integrating into the global humanitarian-assistance architecture and has gradually raised its profile as an emerging non-traditional humanitarian aid provider. China's humanitarian aid policy has shifted away from an approach predominantly determined by ideology and geopolitical considerations, towards one which is set to be more pragmatic and commensurate with the country's growing global economic and political clout. China's humanitarian aid was originally provided only through government agencies, but increasingly has also been delivered through United Nations agencies and non-governmental organisations (NGOs), thus improving the transparency of aid flows.