Bipartisan Senators call on Biden to seek ‘full accountability’ in World Bank data controversy

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 Isabel van Brugen The Epoch Times A bipartisan pair of top senators Monday, Sept. 27, called on President Joe Biden to “ensure full accountability” after an investigation found that World Bank officials, including then-Chief Executive Kristalina Georgieva who is now the managing director of the International Monetary Fund, applied “undue pressure” on staff to boost China’s standing in a report. The report by law firm WilmerHale found that Georgieva, in her former job at the World Bank, pushed to boost China’s ranking in the bank’s “Doing Business 2018” report on country investment climates, which was released in October 2017. China’s ranking in the report should have been seven places lower, at 85th rather than remaining at 78th, the World Bank said
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