What Drives Chinese Aid in the Pacific?

20 March 2012

CSC Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Graeme Smith is giving a lecture on Chinese aid in the Pacific this Thursday.

He argues that Pacific actors and locally registered Chinese infrastructure companies collaborate to influence Chinese embassies and financing agencies, shaping the blueprints for Chinese aid. It is time we shifted our analysis of Chinese aid and investment away its failure to comply with international norms, and towards how Chinese actors and their local partners "get things done."

To learn all about this, please join us to the "Asian Studies Seminar Series":

What Drives Chinese Aid in the Pacific?

Speaker: Dr. Graeme Smith

Date: Thursday, 22 March 2012

Time: 5:30 - 7 p.m.

Venue: Common Room, School of Languages & Culture

Room 524, Brennan-McCallum building (building A18 on location map), University of Sydney, Camperdown campus

Contact: Eileen Walsh

Phone: 02 9351 6770

Email: 0d1e16091d566b26131c440e6f2a11513652375423071c1d171247