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Will An African Candidate Be China’s Choice For WTO chief?

Beijing is likely to favour an African candidate for the top job at the World Trade Organisation(WTO) as US-China trade tensions drive the body into dysfunction, according to an adviser to the Chinese government and observers. Of the eight nominees vying to replace  Brazil’s Roberto Azevedo, who is stepping down as WTO director general a year early at the end of August, three are from Africa.

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