China’s growing importance within WTO highlighted by appointment, trade professor says

The World Trade Organization (WTO) has again chosen trade experts from China and the United States as deputies for its director general, maintaining a delicate geopolitical balancing act which also keeps two fractious powers close at hand.Two out of the four chosen are women, a first for the global trade watchdog. Their four predecessors, all men, stepped down on March 31.Replacing their compatriots are Angela Ellard, an American lawyer and trade expert who has worked at the US Congress, and…