Chinese aid and U.N. votes

"The Peoples Republic of China increased its foreign aid assistance to Africa, Latin America and Southwest Asia from approximately $1 billion in 2002 to $25 billion in 2007.This rapid increase has invited speculations about China's intention in the international order. Critics of Chinese aid characterize it as 'rouge aid' that undermines existing development programs, supports non-democratic regimes, and extracts resources from the recipient country for the donor's own gain," writes Darice Xue, in her award-winning essay in the fall issue of Monitor, William and Mary's highly regarded journal of international studies.

Darice Xue is a second-year student at W&M's...