Now we give China £44m aid... five years after ministers promised to stop funding with a sum enough to fund almost 1,200 nursing home places
Britain is still handing tens of millions of pounds in aid to China despite a promise to stop sending cash to the world’s second largest economy five years ago.
Official figures show the UK gave Beijing £44.6million last year, enough money to pay for 1,182 nursing home places here.
Despite the shortage of social care funding in the UK, the Government is offering grants to pay for research that improves the lives of China’s ageing population
GreatWestern, Truro, United Kingdom, 4 minutes ago
Totally crazy. Who are these people dishing out the cash?
greatscot, bristol, United Kingdom, 11 minutes ago
Why the hell are we giving money to China for goodness sake. They have bought up half OUR country as it is........!!!
R.J.BRIDGEMAN, SHEPPERTON, United Kingdom, 5 minutes ago
OUR money is BUYING our OWN Companies, then the b....... will close them down, just like the INDIANS and OUR STEEL Industry!
Gerry Smith, London, United Kingdom, 13 minutes ago
JUST. STOP. WASTING. OUR. MONEY.
R.J.BRIDGEMAN, SHEPPERTON, United Kingdom, 11 minutes ago
MY money, and I HAVE JUST RUN OUT.
SMB, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 33 minutes ago
All donations to nuclear armed nations should be stopped as well.
MrAngryInLarnaca, Larnaca, Cyprus, 33 minutes ago
CHINA are one of the world's superpowers, yet WE are giving THEM aid????
me, here, 26 minutes ago
No we are not, try reading the article not the deliberately misleading headline. I see the DM has forgotten to mention how much China has invested in the UK and how many British jobs depend on it
David, Stansted, 46 minutes ago
Browns Government gave China £170 million in 2010.........just two years after China spent £20 billion on the Olympic Games.......and the same year that this country borrowed £153.5 billion, to balance the budget.
Ken Yun Ofyamind, Sectionmarkedshirts, Haiti, 28 minutes ago
That was THEN .........THIS IS NOW !
Cassieandtash, Lanark, United Kingdom, 46 minutes ago
Do other countries send us aid
Traymo1, Winsford, United Kingdom, 50 minutes ago
Meanwhile our own elderly are not being looked after because of lack of funding!
BAZZA 123, WICKFORD, United Kingdom, 51 minutes ago
Absolute 100% evidence that this country is completely mad. We give Millions of pounds to one of the richest countries on earth while cutting back on services to our own pensioners. Priti, I was hoping you were going to put a stop to this nonsense.
run rabbit, bexhill on sea, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Change Cameron's law on aid he no longer a PM or MP for that matter just a wastes of our money.
malkem, tring, 1 hour ago
BruteForce, London, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
I suspect a lot of this so-called 'aid' given to many countries make it back into our own MPs pockets. That is why they never stop.
Jack Russell, Yorkshire, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
China is taking over the world - and our ridiculous politicians are giving away taxpayers money .... to help them do it
Gordon, expat, Sweden, 1 hour ago
They are also polluting the world.
Trebor, London, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
You couldn't make it up - we cannot look after our own elderly, but we are spending millions looking after China's. Sack whoever is responsible
hound-dog, London, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
bearly alive, edinburgh, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Will this farce ever end ?!
Lord Elswick, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 1 hour ago
Soft Johnny English the laughing stock of the world.
mmmmmncake, Croydon, United Kingdom, 2 hours ago
Disgraceful! We need this money to stay in the UK for OUR benefit!!
Karen, Kingston, 2 hours ago
They must be laughing at us
Concerned, Plymouth, United Kingdom, 3 hours ago
It's not Aid, it's a bribe so that they trade with us.
oscar555, Gothenburg, Sweden, 4 hours ago
Haha..why you guys need to aid china ffs...seriously laughing!!!!
Tinkerboo, Liverpool, United Kingdom, 7 hours ago
Havent China got enough money, why are we giving them 44 million stop now
clare21, wolverhampton, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
This is making my blood boil, it needs an enquiry.
kerria, Scarborough, United Kingdom, 8 hours ago
Will this madness ever end?