The World Trade Organization announced on Thursday that South Korea’s trade minister and a Harvard-trained former Nigerian finance minister have qualified as the two finalists to become the next director-general, ensuring a woman in the top job for the first time. Al Jazeera reports that whoever the next director-general is, they will face the daunting task of keeping the United States on board if President Donald Trump wins a second term, amid Washington’s allegations that China is engaged in unfair practices such as excessively subsidizing industries and stealing intellectual property – notably at the expense of Western businesses hoping to tap the expanding Chinese market, allegations China rejects.