The ‘Chinese way’? The evolution of Chinese Humanitarianism

Key Messages:
1. Shaped by its own history of humanitarianism as well as its particular cultural values, China boasts its own, distinctive humanitarian identity.
2. While China has taken a distinctive approach to humanitarian action, the country is becoming more pragmatic and accepting of international norms. Current spending on humanitarian action is relatively small, but is set to increase in the future.
3. Increased dialogue with other bilateral and multilateral humanitarian institutions, joint training for Chinese and international aid experts and institutionalised communication channels with China will be useful in bridging differences and enhancing collaboration in humanitarian action.

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