According to RFA, since Xi Jinping took the highest position in the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), wolf warrior-style foreign policy has brought China’s international image to a historic low.
The rude and aggressive diplomatic behavior, wolf warrior-style, of the CCP’s diplomatic officials has created a negative impression.
In March 2020, scholar Temur Umarov wrote an article about China’s regime’s expansionist activity in Central Asia.
Reacting to this article, Jiao HuaiXin, a senior diplomat at the Chinese Embassy in Kazakhstan, said that Umarov’s article is an intellectually disabled commentary. The scholars are just fools.
When the U.S. Senate passed the Uyghur Human Rights Policy Act in 2019, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said that on the issue of the Uyghur minority, congress members and politicians in the U.S. are too ignorant, shameless, and hypocritical to talk to the Chinese side about conscience.
Meanwhile, Chinese Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian warned the Five Eyes Alliance, “Be careful lest you go blind.”
The latest poll released by the Pew Research Center, USA, in June 2022 shows that the negative image of China in 19 developed countries has reached a record high.
On average, nearly 70% of people have negative views about China; 79% of respondents believe China’s Human Rights problem is serious.
Joshua Kurlantzick, senior fellow for Southeast Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), points out that China’s global image has collapsed for a variety of reasons, including the rise of authoritarianism in China.
The cover-up of the pandemic and the brutal repression of Hong Kong and Xinjiang have damaged foreign public perceptions of China. In addition, China’s zero-COVID policy has also isolated it from the world.