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While dependcy on aid is a problem worth addressing, I would like to mention 2 points in response.
Two of Peace Corps' three objectives are cross-cultural exchange, its third being technical assistance. People obviously have the intention of helping impovershed people live healthier or better lives somehow through technical assistance in some form, but Peace Corps is not USAID.
Second, while China did accomplish a major economic shift, the manner in which that happened and the human rights violations to get to that ends do not make China a model for other nations to strive for. I would point to the Three Gorges dam, a major environmental and humanitarian disaster as one example.
Kristen, Peace Corps Ecuador, 2000-2002
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