Why China - with its massive economy - receives £71m a year in UK foreign aid

MPs request review into why a country with its own space programme is being sent British aid

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MPs request review into why a country with its own space programme is being sent British aid
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MPs have requested a review into why the UK sent £71m in aid to China in a single year, despite the country having an economy five times the size of the UK’s.

Figures on British aid to China were “buried” in the Department for International Development’s (DfID) annual report, which was “quietly put out this week as MPs go on their summer holiday”, the Daily Mail says.

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