Over the past few years, the Chinese communist regime’s foreign policy has become more confrontational, both in its speeches and in its actions. The increasingly aggressive style of its leaders and diplomats has been described as “Wolf Warrior” diplomacy.

The term “Wolf Warrior” derives from an ultra-nationalist action film produced in China in 2015 that depicts a mythical special force of the People’s Liberation Army, called Wolf Warriors, pursuing a drug lord who is defended by foreign mercenaries led by an American.