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Q&A: China Likely to See the Cut in UK Aid Spending as Both an Opportunity and a Loss

Photo: DFID / Sgt Neil Bryden RAF

The British government’s decision to slash its overseas aid budget from $21.3 billion in 2020 to $13.8 billion this year is prompting heightened anxiety within the U.S. and European development communities that the move will provide a new opening for China to expand its influence in Africa and other developing regions. “I think from [China’s] perspective, this is going to be a real kind of a gift to them in terms of the relationships that they are building in African countries,” Romilly Greenhill, U.K. director of development charity ONE, told Politico.

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