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China's Civilian Army: The Making of Wolf Warrior Diplomacy

Thursday, September 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm ET

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What can we learn about China’s ambitions from studying how its diplomats operate? How has the pandemic changed China’s diplomatic relations with the rest of the world? In his new book China’s Civilian Army, Bloomberg's Peter Martin draws on memoirs and first-hand reporting in Beijing, to share the untold story of China’s "wolf warriors," its highly disciplined diplomats who have a combative approach to asserting Chinese interests.  

 Join Senior Fellows Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev, co-hosts of The Doorstep podcast, as they discuss with Martin what "wolf warrior diplomacy" looks like in practice, what it means for U.S.-China relations, and why this style of diplomacy has been integral to China’s rise from an isolated and impoverished communist state into a global superpower over the last 50 years. 

Peter Martin is a defense policy & intelligence reporter at Bloomberg