Devex Interviews Former World Bank Country Leader For China About Trump Administration’s World Bank President Nominee

Devex: Q&A: Former World Bank China director on David Malpass
“U.S. President Donald Trump’s nomination of David Malpass to be the next president of the World Bank has left many wondering what it might mean for the institution to be led by someone who shares the Trump administration’s perspective on a range of global issues. Under Malpass’ potential leadership, how might the bank position itself within the ongoing economic and geopolitical battle between the United States and China, for example? Will Trump’s nominee turn the World Bank against China? U.S. President Donald Trump nominated David Malpass, a key architect of the administration’s ongoing feud with China, to be the next president of the World Bank. Devex spoke to Yukon Huang, a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and former World Bank country director for China, about what kind of power a new president would have to reshape the institution’s approach — and whether he would use that power to advance the Trump administration’s agenda, or the bank’s…” (Igoe, 2/14).