M.Phil Year 2 Translation 10TT Week 1

Beijing urges Oxfam boycott because of its ‘unfriendly intentions’

1.  China’s long-standing distrust of foreign non-governmental organisations has spilled over into an accusation that a branch of the charity Oxfam has a hidden political agenda.

2.  Oxfam, which has operated in China for two decades, voiced astonishment. Matt Grainger, the Oxfam spokesman in Britain, said: “This came as a complete surprise. We have been running this programme for four years with no problems. We have received no notification of any concerns.”

3.  China’s Communist Government remains deeply suspicious of most independent social organisations outside its direct control and sets strict limits on the activities of international NGOs.