China has been accused of many things with respect to its engagement with the developing world, especially with Africa. They include being driven by thirst for oil and natural resources, neglecting human rights offences in recipient nations, supporting, directly or indirectly, corrupt authoritarian regimes and dictators, and undermining Western efforts in these countries to promote good governance, maintain debt sustainability and improve governance and social welfare. China, on the other hand, argues that its engagement with the developing world is one based on mutual benefit and a respect for national sovereignty, which both China and its partners regard as an alternative to dominant Western models of development for developing nations.