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US jostles with China in race for influence

The US is set to move away from the principle that financial assistance be allocated according to humanitarian need, not political allegiance, in this race.

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US President Donald Trump with his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. A new international aid strategy, under which funds would be distributed increasingly on political allegiance to Washington as opposed to humanitarian need, could reshape foreign policy to the largest extent in decades.

THE Trump team is poised for a major foreign-policy announcement as soon as this week at the UN high-level General Assembly meetings. A new international aid strategy, under which funds would be distributed increasingly on political allegiance to Washington as opposed to humanitarian need, could...

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