Foreign Relations & International Law

ChinaTalk: China's Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, Part 1

Jordan Schneider
Wednesday, January 26, 2022, 8:42 AM

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Why has China and its foreign ministry struggled to communicate with the world? In his book, China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy, Peter Martin (@PeterMartin_PCM) traces the history of China’s post-1949 diplomatic corps, from the impact of Zhou Enlai’s experiences in Paris to reluctant guerrilla-generals-turned-ambassadors trying to get to grips with manning embassies half a world away from Cultural Revolution China.

Along with Schwarzman scholar Jason Zhou, we dissect the international diplomacy up to Kissinger’s visit to China.

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Jordan Schneider is the host of the ChinaTalk podcast and newsletter. He previously worked at Kwai, Bridgewater and the Eurasia Group. His Chinese landscape paintings "show promise."

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