In 2019, China overtook the U.S. in numbers of global diplomatic posts. Moreso, over the last few years, China’s diplomatic policy has become more assertive, leading to the coining of the term “wolf warrior diplomacy.” It’s clear that China sees significant value in expanding and adapting their diplomatic presence abroad. Yet, the questions of how China chose this diplomatic route and the possible global responses remain.
Peter Martin is Bloomberg’s defense policy and intelligence reporter in Washington, DC and author of China’s Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy.
He was previously based in Beijing where he wrote extensively on escalating tensions in the US-China relationship and reported from China’s border with North Korea and its far-western region of Xinjiang.
His writing has been published by outlets including Foreign Affairs, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy, the National Interest, and the Guardian. He holds degrees from the University of Oxford, Peking University and the London School of Economics.
Join us for a discussion of his new book and all things China.
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