Database reveals extent of China's aid to Africa

WASHINGTON: China committed more than $75 billion to Africa over the past decade, coming close to the level of U.S. aid, though the nature of Beijing's support was far different, a study said Monday. The database released by the Center for Global Development aims to be the most comprehensive account yet of foreign assistance by China, which has faced criticism in the West by countries suspicious of Beijing's motives. The report found that China committed $75.4 billion to Africa from 2000 to 2011, just under the $90 billion by the U.S. and representing about one-fifth of the total from all major donor nations.

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