Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman since 2019, has been appointed a deputy director with responsibility for border issues. Photo: Reuters
Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman since 2019, has been appointed a deputy director with responsibility for border issues. Photo: Reuters
Diplomacy

China’s wolf warrior spokesman Zhao Lijian moves to border role

  • Zhao’s new responsibilities will include negotiating maritime and land boundaries with neighbouring countries
  • His three years with the foreign ministry’s information department were marked by controversy, including blaming the US for Covid-19

Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman since 2019, has been appointed a deputy director with responsibility for border issues. Photo: Reuters
Zhao Lijian, a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman since 2019, has been appointed a deputy director with responsibility for border issues. Photo: Reuters
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