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Justin Yifu Lin Leaves World Bank
Summary:Lin is rumored to be taking up the position of Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce on his return.

June 5, 2012
Translated by Zhu Na

According to a report in Hong Kong's Ming Pao, Justin Yifu Lin (林毅夫) has left the World Bank after reaching the end of his contract.

Mr. Lin was appointed as the World Bank’s Chief Economist and Senior Vice President in Feb 2008, becoming the first Chinese national to hold such a senior position in the organization.

The Ming Pao Daily, a Chinese language newspaper published in Hong Kong, called the office of the China Centre for Economic Research (CCER) at Peking University, which was founded by Lin, and were told that Lin would be coming back to the university later this month. The exact date of his return is still unclear.

The World Bank's website also now refers to Mr. Lin as the "Former World Bank Chief Economist and Senior Vice President" on his profile page. The economist also wrote a farewell blog on the World Bank's website which was published on May 31.

In addition, the Ming Pao Daily report also quoted a source as saying that Lin might take up the position of Chairman of the All-China Federation of Industry & Commerce, a non-government organization that represents China's private sector.

Links and Sources
Lianhe Zaobao: 林毅夫已卸任世界银行副总裁新职位引猜想
Ming Pao: 林毅夫卸任 或當政協副主席 (2012年6月2日)  (pay wall)
World Bank Let's Talk Development Blog: Let’s Be Pragmatic: My Final Post as World Bank Chief Economist


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