Some of Britain's Brexit bill will go towards teaching Chinese children about the dangers of smoking
Despite voting to leave the EU last year, the UK is still committed to a series of current and future European projects which it agreed to help fund before the vote on June 23.
That includes a multi-billion pound contrbitution to the European Development Fund (EDF) – the EU's main instrument for providing development aid to African, Caribbean and Pacific countries (ACPs) and to overseas countries and territories (OCTs).
One such project is a three-year, €500,000 initiative to mitigate tobacco-related health risks for women and children in Yunnan, southwest China, which concludes in December.
The EDF has also allocated almost €7m to the Philippines over three and half years for a sustainable energy intitiative.
And a further £100,000 has reportedly been set aside to help yak herders in Tibet "strengthen civil society by improving dialogue and sustainable development," according to The Sun.
Between 2014 and 2020, the UK has agreed to contribute more than £3bn to the EDF.
Conservative MP Peter Bone told the paper: "This organisation [the EU] just fritters away money. This is a classic case of it.
"We don't want to give it to Europe to spend on projects in China and others thousads of miles away."
Yak herders in Tibet are also benefitting from the European Development Fund
The EDF was created under the 1957 under the Treaty of Rome, and was launched two years later.
According to the European Commission's International Cooperation and Development website, "The EDF funds cooperation activities in the fields of economic development, social and human development as well as regional cooperation and integration."
Last year, The Express reported how the EDF was bankrolling exotic Caribbean getaways including Aruba, Bora Bora and St Maarten through so-called 'aid' packages, to the tune of £500m.
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Even though each territory is owned by one of four EU member states – the UK, France, the Netherlands or Denmark – the Commission has since pledged a further £287m to the remote destinations, to be spent between 2014 and 2020.
That adds up to a total spend of £512m over 12 years.