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Who Should Run The IMF? A Chinese Point Of View

Europe has been clamoring for one of their own to succeed Dominique Strauss-Kahn, and keep the continent’s lock on the key post. For the sake of democracy and development, that’s a bad idea, says Xu Guoping of South Centre agency.

Zhu Min, the former Chinese central bank deputy governor, was a top Strauss-Kahn deputy and potential successor.
Zhu Min, the former Chinese central bank deputy governor, was a top Strauss-Kahn deputy and potential successor.
Xu Guoping

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Last week, Dominique Strauss-Kahn resigned as head of the International Monetary Fund after being arrested on allegations of sexual assault on a hotel maid.

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