China has come under heavy attack for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but its diplomats are answering Xi Jinping’s call to fight back. Photo: AP China has come under heavy attack for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but its diplomats are answering Xi Jinping’s call to fight back. Photo: AP
China has come under heavy attack for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but its diplomats are answering Xi Jinping’s call to fight back. Photo: AP

Coronavirus: they’re only answering Xi Jinping’s call but are China’s ‘Wolf Warrior’ diplomats doing more harm than good?

  • At least seven of Beijing’s foreign ambassadors were summoned by authorities in their host nations last week to answer charges ranging from spreading rumours to racist abuse
  • After the Covid-19 pandemic, the envoys’ truculence – seemingly demanded by their leader – could well come back to bite them, China watchers say

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
China has come under heavy attack for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but its diplomats are answering Xi Jinping’s call to fight back. Photo: AP China has come under heavy attack for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but its diplomats are answering Xi Jinping’s call to fight back. Photo: AP
China has come under heavy attack for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic, but its diplomats are answering Xi Jinping’s call to fight back. Photo: AP
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