Chinese Responsible Investment Overseas Newsletter Issue 13, March 2021
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We thank Dr Shawn Shieh at Social Innovations Advisory for contributing a guest blog for this issue. While China’s new White Paper for International Development Cooperation opens opportunities for it to make substantial contributions to the SDGs through south-south cooperation and China-backed initiatives such as BRI, Dr Shieh argues the top-down development approach of China and the lack of an active civil society might hinder the delivery of its commitment to sustainable and inclusive growth in the global South.