Feeding the Dragon: Reevaluating U.S. Development Assistance to China, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred Twelfth Congress, First Session, November 15, 2011   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the opening statement of Donald A. Manzullo: "On September 15th, 2011, the United States Agency for International Development notified Congress of its intent to obligate $3.95 million in Development Assistance funds to 'engage China as a partner in addressing climate change.' This particular notification, while small in the grand scheme of things, is emblematic of the dysfunction in America's foreign aid spending priorities. What is being proposed here, essentially, is that we borrow money from China to give back to China to help it fix its own domestic problems, many of which were created in the breakneck rush to develop. At the same time, these programs help boost the competitiveness of Chinese manufacturers at the expense of U.S. manufacturers and U.S. jobs. In my opinion, this is a fool's errand, and the U.S. Government needs to clean up its own fiscal trail before helping China clean up its environmental mess. We have enough challenges at home without having to worry about U.S. taxpayer monies funding a Chinese Government regime notorious for disregarding international norms of trade, human rights, and the environment." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Nisha Desai Biswal and Donald A. Manzullo.

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