Illustration: Craig Stephens
Andrei Lungu
Opinion

Opinion

Andrei Lungu

Are we witnessing the end of the golden age of Chinese diplomacy?

  • By allowing its diplomats to publicly criticise governments and threaten companies and people with retribution, Beijing has abandoned the diplomatic practices that propelled its rise to a global power
  • In the long run, this will only drive investment from China and undermine the economic development that underpins the Communist Party’s legitimacy
Illustration: Craig Stephens
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