China orders boycott of Oxfam

China told schools to shun international relief agency Oxfam over the group’s alleged political motivations.

School administrators were being told to boycott all campus volunteer recruitment efforts run by the group’s Hong Kong branch, which oversees its mainland China operations.

It describes the group as a non-governmental organisation seeking to infiltrate the mainland and called the Hong Kong branch’s leader a stalwart of the opposition faction – language associated with communist political struggles.

Although Oxfam operated in mainland China for 20 years, China’s authoritarian leadership remains suspicious of all independent social organisations outside its direct control.


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