UK white paper warns of China's influence in aid
The UK government's white paper on aid warns of the need to challenge China's growing influence in international development. China's $498bn in loan commitments between 2008 and 2021, equivalent to 83% of World Bank sovereign lending, is highlighted. The paper aims to resist risks posed by China and mobilize finance to meet the UN's sustainable development goals. However, it faces criticism for cuts in the UK's aid budget and diversion of funds to domestic use.