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Cambodians welcoming a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in 2016, with portraits of Xi, left, and Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni.   © Reuters
China People's Congress 2018

New agency puts spotlight on China's foreign aid

Beijing putting more focus on overseas assistance while US cuts back support

CK TAN, Nikkei staff writer | China

BEIJING -- The formation of a new high-level Chinese government agency to oversee foreign aid programs highlights Beijing's interest in increasing the use of assistance as a key instrument of diplomacy in support of its global political and economic agenda.

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