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New Data: The Chinese Government May Claim Credit For COVID-19 Donations but Its the Private Sector That’s Actually Paying For It

The Washington, D.C.-based consultancy RWR Advisory published a set of fascinating new charts that detail China’s COVID-19 donation activities over the past couple of months. The firm revealed that although the Chinese government and embassies abroad tend to take credit for donations of PPE and other medical materials used in the fight against COVID-19, it’s companies and Chinese philanthropies who are paying for it.

Many of the companies, as has been noted in this newsletter, have extensive business interests in the countries where they are donating relief supplies.

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