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Yunnan Chen - Research Officer

Yunnan no longer works at IDS.


China’s Engagement in International Development Cooperation: The State of the Debate

IDS Evidence Report 116 (2015)

This research aims to investigate the recent evolution of China’s discourse on development and aid. More precisely, how do China’s policymakers and influential scholars understand and debate China’s role in the field of international development aid, specifically in the context of China as a ‘rising power’? More details

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Advisory Council Seminar VI, 7 July 2014: IDS Rising Powers in International Development Advisory Council Discussion

IDS Evidence Report 96 (2014)

This document presents a summary of a discussion held on 7 July 2014 between members of the Advisory Council of the IDS Rising Powers in International Development (RPID) programme and IDS RPID staff members. The discussion was held at the Institute of Development Studies in Brighton. More details

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Understanding China’s Approaches to International Development

IDS Policy Briefing 75 (2014)

China’s impressive economic growth and increasing development activities overseas, particularly in the African continent, have spurred intense debate and criticism over its role as a rising power in international development. More details

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Five Fingers or One Hand? The BRICS in Development Cooperation

IDS Policy Briefing 69 (2014)

The BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa) are increasingly prominent in development cooperation activities in low-income countries in Africa and worldwide, presenting a potential alternative to the development aid model of traditional donors. More details

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Understanding South Africa’s Role in Achieving Regional and Global Development Progress

IDS Policy Briefing 64 (2014)

As Africa’s most diversified, developed and (until recently) largest economy, South Africa occupies a unique position in the international development debate. It is an active player in global governance and development fora, maintains an extensive development partnership with its region, and is a member of the BRICS Forum of emerging powers (along with Brazil, Russia, India and China). More details

Thematic Expertise:
BRICS and Rising Powers.

Related Programmes and Centres:
Rising Powers in International Development.

Geographic Expertise:
East Asia (excluding Japan and South Korea); China.