China’s Second White Paper on Foreign Aid
On July 10, 2014, the State Council of China issued the second White Paper on China's Foreign Aid, three years after the release of the first White Paper in April 2011. The second White Paper provides an overview of China's foreign aid policy between 2010 and 2012, and elaborates on China's achievements in this regard. While there is no radical policy shift in the second White Paper, several new trends have emerged which may point to an evolving discourse and orientation of China's foreign aid. Additionally, the second White Paper demonstrates China's willingness to gradually disclose more information on its foreign aid policy.