Global Times Editor-in-Chief Hu Xijin is not afraid to poke fun at himself on Weibo with the Chinese characters in the image translating into 'Hu Xijin talking nonsense.' Photo: Courtesy of Weibo
Before “Wolf Warrior” diplomacy in China, there was Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the staunchly nationalistic Global Times. His erudite approach to foreign affairs in the English-language edition of the state-run tabloid has set the mood music of triumphalism, which now holds sway in Beijing. Yet his often confrontational approach predates the hawks and their […]