South Asia and Beyond

India Loses Race For WTO Dy Director General

India’s nominee for the post of WTO deputy director general has lost out to to a senior Chinese official Xiangchen Zhang, currently a vice minister in the Commerce Ministry. He won apparently because the WTO director general owes her job to China. So Xiangchen will hold the job for the next eight years. In the process, India’s Mohan Kumar, a former ambassador to France and a trade specialist, lost out.