China's agricultural deputy minister Qu Dongyu has been elected as the new director general of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation. Photo: AP
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Election of Qu Dongyu puts China at forefront of global food security

  • The vice-minister of agriculture and rural affairs will have a crucial role to play as head of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation

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China's agricultural deputy minister Qu Dongyu has been elected as the new director general of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organisation. Photo: AP
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Qu Dongyu reacts after being appointed the new director general of the FAO in Rome on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE

UN food agency FAO may face more US scrutiny with Chinese national Qu Dongyu at the helm

  • World will be watching the UN’s food and agriculture agency when its new director general takes over in August
  • Having greater influence at the body could give China ‘another point of entry’ into countries, alongside the Belt and Road Initiative
Topic |   United Nations

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Qu Dongyu reacts after being appointed the new director general of the FAO in Rome on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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