§ Mr. Ben Chapman
To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what plans she has to co-operate with China in the field of poverty elimination. 
§ Clare Short
We have a strong and growing development partnership with China, which has at its core the shared objective of poverty elimination. Our programme in China provides assistance in the key areas of health, education, economic reform and the environment. We are also looking for opportunities to work with and through other organisations, such as the World Bank, in order to strengthen the collective development effort in China. Our strategy underpinning our work in China is available in the Library.