Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, Richard Nixon and Shanghai Communist Party leader Chang Chun-chiao attend a farewell banquet for the US president at the end of his 1972 visit to China. Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, Richard Nixon and Shanghai Communist Party leader Chang Chun-chiao attend a farewell banquet for the US president at the end of his 1972 visit to China. Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
China 101

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‘Wolf warrior’ diplomacy’s long pedigree in China, and the man who gave birth to it: Zhou Enlai

  • There is nothing new about Chinese diplomats’ theatrical anger and insistence the onus for progress rests with the other side, Bloomberg’s Peter Martin writes
  • The same can be said of the flattery with which China beguiled US journalist Edgar Snow, Henry Kissinger and Donald Trump, he explains in a new book

Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, Richard Nixon and Shanghai Communist Party leader Chang Chun-chiao attend a farewell banquet for the US president at the end of his 1972 visit to China. Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
Chinese Premier Zhou Enlai, Richard Nixon and Shanghai Communist Party leader Chang Chun-chiao attend a farewell banquet for the US president at the end of his 1972 visit to China. Photo: Bettmann Archive/Getty Images
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