Tory Govt. will stop 39 million pound a year aid to China

October 1st, 2008 - 6:18 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Oct 1 (ANI): Britain will stop giving China nearly 39 million pound a year in aid, the Tories will promise today.

They will say it is unacceptable to hand cash to a country which spent more than 20 billion pound on the Beijing Olympics - and put a man in space this week, The Sun reported.

Despite its massive wealth, the UK gave China 38.6 million pound in aid last year.

Shadow International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell will tell the conference: Many British taxpayers would be astonished to learn that we are still giving aid to China.

Our aid budget is the fruit of the hard work of British people. It must be spent wisely. That means it must be targeted on the countries and peoples who need it most. No money for China, more for the very poorest in the world, he added. (ANI)

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