Candidates vying to become the next leader of the WTO are reluctant to speak candidly on the geopolitical situation facing global trade, particularly the US-China rivalry. Photo: Reuters
Candidates vying to become the next leader of the WTO are reluctant to speak candidly on the geopolitical situation facing global trade, particularly the US-China rivalry. Photo: Reuters

US-China trade war casts long shadow over WTO leadership race

  • Interviews with the five remaining candidates for the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) top job reveal reluctance to speak in depth on the biggest issue in global trade
  • Most talk of creating an environment for US-China to solve their issues at the WTO, but the tense geopolitical situation is stifling debate

Candidates vying to become the next leader of the WTO are reluctant to speak candidly on the geopolitical situation facing global trade, particularly the US-China rivalry. Photo: Reuters
Candidates vying to become the next leader of the WTO are reluctant to speak candidly on the geopolitical situation facing global trade, particularly the US-China rivalry. Photo: Reuters
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