According to Apollo News, the Chinese regime’s ‘Wolf warrior diplomacy’ has increasingly lost the world’s sympathy for China. Many countries have “shunned” Beijing.
‘Wolf warrior diplomacy’ is an aggressive style of diplomacy adopted by Chinese diplomats in the 21st century under Xi Jinping’s administration. The diplomacy’s proponents loudly denounce any criticism of China on social media and in interviews. It is opposed to the prior Chinese diplomatic practices under Deng Xiaoping until Hu Jintao, which emphasized avoiding controversy and cooperative rhetoric.
According to the South China Morning Post, China has reduced its diplomatic spending budget, and the number of ambassadors hired has dropped to its lowest level since 2012.
Last year, the CCP’s diplomatic spending was $8.07 billion, down 16.47% year on year.
In 2018, the CCP’s foreign policy spending increased by 12.26% and continued to increase by 5.49% in 2019, but this number decreased sharply last year. Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development increased their budgets for diplomacy by 10%, bringing the total to $58.5 billion.
The Chinese regime is likewise reducing the number of diplomats it hires. This year China’s Foreign Ministry only hired 142 graduates. It is the lowest number since 2012.
The CCP’s “One Belt, One Road” Initiative is likewise nearing the end of its funding. According to figures from a think tank, as the South China Morning Post reported, investment in the initiative will be at an all-time low in 2020.
Many trades have been canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak and the Chinese government’s rejection of high-risk investment targets.
The Apollo News said, even though the CCP’s ‘Wolf warrior diplomacy’ style is very majestic, it seems to have reached a dead-end due to a lack of money and people.