South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee (left) and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will fight it out to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: AFP South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee (left) and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will fight it out to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: AFP
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee (left) and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will fight it out to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: AFP

China faces ‘difficult trade-off’ as WTO leadership race heads into final round

  • Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala and South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee are the final two candidates in the race to lead the World Trade Organization
  • China thought to favour an African for the position, but trade experts in the mainland say Beijing ‘has concerns about both candidates’

Topic |   World Trade Organisation (WTO)
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee (left) and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will fight it out to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: AFP South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee (left) and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will fight it out to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: AFP
South Korea’s Yoo Myung-hee (left) and Nigeria’s Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala will fight it out to become the next director general of the WTO. Photo: AFP
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