The US-China summit on March 18. Photo: AP
The US-China summit on March 18. Photo: AP
Wee Kek Koon
Opinion

Opinion

Reflections by Wee Kek Koon

Diplomacy is not always polite – just take a look at pre-imperial China’s Lin Xiangru, the original ‘wolf warrior’

  • A 279BC summit between the powerful state of Qin and the weakened state of Zhao was an exercise in unscrupulous politics
  • Insults were traded and demands went unmet, but all that Zhao was forced to concede was a halt in hostilities

The US-China summit on March 18. Photo: AP
The US-China summit on March 18. Photo: AP
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