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Concern for projects as UK stops funding Chinese development

Researchers uncertain over Chinese partnerships, despite government assurances existing commitments will be honoured

The government has said it will no longer provide international aid funding for projects with Chinese partners, leaving researchers leading such projects concerned about the status of their grants.

China is classified by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development as an upper middle-income country, and as such is eligible for Official Development Assistance. But as China has grown as a global power, Western countries are increasingly rowing back on providing aid for Chinese development.

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