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

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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