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Lawmakers Consider U.S. Aid to China

Washington, DC
Tuesday, November 15, 2011

The House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific holds a hearing on U.S. development assistance for China, with Republican lawmakers criticizing U.S. aid to that country.

Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) notes that China is the U.S.'s biggest lender. "We are borrowing money from China just to gift it back to them," Royce said. 

Nisha Desai Biswal, assistant administrator for Asia, U.S. Agency for International Development, told the subcommittee members that USAID's budget for fiscal year 2011 is $12 million, 48% less than its budget for 2010.

Updated: Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 4:27pm (ET)

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