Qu Dongyu met Pope Francis in Rome after being elected to lead the FAO, which is based in the Italian capital. Photo: Twitter
Qu Dongyu met Pope Francis in Rome after being elected to lead the FAO, which is based in the Italian capital. Photo: Twitter

Why does new Chinese head of UN food agency feed US suspicion?

  • Beijing’s vice-minister for agriculture Qu Dongyu takes over at the United Nations’ biggest technical agency in August
  • His election furthers China’s advance at the UN as US slashes its funding of international bodies

Qu Dongyu met Pope Francis in Rome after being elected to lead the FAO, which is based in the Italian capital. Photo: Twitter
Qu Dongyu met Pope Francis in Rome after being elected to lead the FAO, which is based in the Italian capital. Photo: Twitter
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