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London cuts development aid to China by 95 percent

Britain has announced a massive cut in its aid budget for programs in China. The British Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office plans to cut its financial support for programs in the People’s Republic by 95 percent, according to a written parliamentary statement by Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announcing Overseas Development Assistance (ODA) for 2021 and 2022. According to the statement, only about £900,000 (about €1 million) has been budgeted for human rights initiatives in China. The Foreign Ministry did not say which programs were to be affected by the cut.

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