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China Commits Millions in Aid to Eritrea

China by far is Eritrea's major development partner
China is by far Eritrea’s major development partner

By TesfaNews,

The Guardian newspaper this week reveals that China has committed $75bn (£48bn) on aid and development projects in Africa in the past decade. US researcher group, AidData, launched the largest public database of Chinese development finance in Africa, detailing almost 1,700 projects in 50 countries between 2000 and 2011.

The data, which challenges what has for years been the dominant story – Beijing’s unrelenting quest for natural resources – is likely to fuel ongoing debate over China’s motives in Africa.  Continue reading China Commits Millions in Aid to Eritrea