Frauke Urban (Institute for Development Studies, University of Sussex), Giles Mohan (Open University) and Xue Lan (Tsinghua University) are launching a research network called China as the new ‘shaper’ of global development. The network is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (UK)’s Rising Powers programme.
The aims of the network are:
- Explore how China’s own development trajectory shapes its engagement with and impacts on different regions,
- Deepen our understanding of how and why China acts as an agent of global development,
- Assess the implications of China for low income countries and for the international development community more broadly.
The website of the network will be located at http://risingpowers.open.ac.uk.