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China: Overseas Aid

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 127624, tabled on 9 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, what steps his Department is taking to completely end UK aid to China.

Answered on

18 December 2020

As the Foreign Secretary said to the House on 26 November, there is still a case for some collaboration on development with China. As a major driver of global growth with increasing presence on the global stage China has to be part of finding solutions to global challenges. We offer expertise and skills to help tackle global issues like climate change, where action by China is critical to reaching our global climate goals, as well as using Official Development Assistance (ODA) to fund the ODA eligible portion of the costs of UK diplomatic staff in China, Chinese Chevening scholars and the British Council's ODA eligible activity in China.