Illustration: Henry Wong

Horse trading and arm twisting as US battles China over leadership of UN intellectual property agency

  • Critics say candidate Wang Binying, now the World Intellectual Property Organisation’s deputy director general, would help spread Beijing’s ‘malign influence’
  • A Wang victory would give China five top spots at specialised UN agencies – the US has four – and expand its ability to project its world view
Topic |   US-China relations
Illustration: Henry Wong