China says 'supports' Lagarde IMF bid: report

27th June 2011, Comments 0 comments

The head of China's central bank voiced support Monday for Christine Lagarde's bid to lead the IMF, Dow Jones Newswires reported, in Beijing's first public statement on the issue.

Zhou Xiaochuan, speaking in London as he accompanied Premier Wen Jiabao on a trip to Europe, said China had already expressed "quite full support" for the French finance minister, the report said.

© 2011 AFP

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