Good stewardship of resources represents an important Christian principle. Yet it seems Britain, the world's sixth largest economy, gives many millions of pounds of aid to China, the third largest economy. It's not that we shouldn't help poor people in other countries, but when China is spending some 50 billion pounds on defence this year why should we not expect that country to take care of her own problems? Meanwhile, British overseas aid to China has quadrupled under Labour.
Is this good stewardship of resources? I think not. Surely this money would be better spent in far less developed countries where it could make a huge difference. Lest anyone think I'm making a partisan point here, the criticism comes a former representative of Tony Blair and former Foreign Office minister. Full story here.