However, with the advent of the COVID-19 'pandemic', Chinese diplomatic practices have certainly changed to what has been described by the West as,
Of course, this is a Western attempt to portray China's responses to endless allegations and provocations as being aggressive.
Long gone are the days of Westerners stereotyping Asians as docile, meek and subservient.
For this reason, any
response by Beijing to challenges and provocations against it are
labeled by Western politicians and media as "wolf warrior
...in what was an
indirect, but obviously scathing message
In effect, what they are describing is Beijing's efforts to create a Multipolar World Order where the U.S. is no longer the preeminent global power as there is a more equitable distribution of it confined to scopes of influence.
He also criticized
efforts by some countries to "build barriers" and "decouple," which
he said would harm others and benefit no one.
Blinken emphasized in March that these supposed actions by China,
But it is this very emphasis on a "rules-based order" that highlights the U.S.' contradictory behavior considering its military invasions and interventions outside of international law, as well as endless sanctions and embargoes against Russia, Syria and Venezuela to name but a very few countries.
Rather, the so-called
"rules-based-order" is a U.S.-led liberal order - the very thing
that China is beginning to resist by engaging in so-called "wolf
warrior diplomacy" and promoting the idea that the world wants
justice and not hegemony, as Xi said.
As the U.S. was founded on liberalism, it believes,
Liberalism espouses pragmatism and cooperation, especially through the utilization of international institutes and multilateral formats.
However, as liberalism drives to shape the world in its own image, it certainly does not shy away from using military power to achieve its goals when necessary, just as the invasion of Iraq demonstrates.
It is in this context that Xi highlights that,
Despite China pursuing a path of peaceful economic development, it has not prevented endless accusations of human rights violations and challenges against a so-called "rules-based-order."
Rather, China is a major threat to the liberal order as it achieves economic growth and global cooperation despite operating under one party rule.
While the U.S. violently destroys countries through pretexts of human rights violations, like it has done in Venezuela and Syria, China demonstrates that,
Although "wolf warrior diplomacy" is decried by the West today, it is just a cheap effort to deflect its own provocative diplomacy as an inherently Chinese aggression.
Although Chinese diplomatic rhetoric might be crude at times, it is not China militarily engaged across the globe in a desperate attempt to,