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With its ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ fueled by assertive nationalism more visible than ever, China has turned a page in its foreign policy. Evaluate.

Topic:   India and its neighborhood- relations;

4. With its ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ fueled by assertive nationalism more visible than ever, China has turned a page in its foreign policy. Evaluate. (250 words)

Reference: The Hindu 

Why the question:

Recently Beijing’s recourse to nationalistic aggression as a foreign policy stratagem has gained the euphemism of ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’.

Key Demand of the question:

To bring out how China is now having an aggressive and explicit foreign policy in the wolf warrior diplomacy and its features.

Directive:

Evaluate – When you are asked to evaluate, you have to pass a sound judgement about the truth of the given statement in the question or the topic based on evidences.  You have to appraise the worth of the statement in question. There is scope for forming a personal opinion here.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Stat by defining what ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ of china.

Body:

In the first part, address as to how China under President Xi Jingping has undergone a paradigm shift with respect to foreign policy especially in ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ as compared Deng Xiaoping’s ‘keep low profile’.

Mention the essential components of ‘wolf warrior diplomacy’ such as linked to a threat perception and being victimized, agenda of indoctrination, Personality cult, Aggressive nationalism, Responsibility of saving the world and No room for dissent in the own party etc.

Mention as to how the ‘wolf warrior approach’ became more aggressive after the Pandemic.

Bring out the impact of the policy on China and its relations with the global powers and India.

Conclusion:

Pass a balanced judgement on increasingly assertive foreign policy of China.