Given the salience of the topic, we are republishing the Chair of the Foreign Select Committee’s article above each day this week.
Economically and politically, Beijing takes advantage of asymmetric openness: we’re open to them, but they are not to us.
This is why I fully supported the Government’s decision to halt direct funding worth £4 million to the Zambian government over allegations of corruption.
We still see cases where there is a fundamental disconnect between British foreign policy and British aid. Today, the most perverse example of this lies in Yemen.