China should be allowed to join says OECD chief

Donald Johnston, secretary general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development ( OECD), said in an interview on Tuesday 26 July that China should be admitted as a member of the organisation.

In an interview with the Financial Times newspaper, Johnston said the Paris-based OECD needs to be open to China and other major emerging economies if it wants to be effective in its role of "shaping" the global economy.

"We have been stymied for years in our efforts to try and expand our