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‘Wolf warrior’ spokesperson Zhao transferred to new role

Beijing moved foreign policy spokesman Zhao Lijian, known for his aggressive style, to another position. The “wolf warrior” has been transferred within the ministry, according to the Foreign Ministry’s website. The 50-year-old is now deputy head of the ministry’s Department of Boundary and Ocean Affairs deputy head of the ministry’s Border and Ocean Affairs Department. Observers see Zhao’s transfer as a planned change of style in the external perception of Chinese diplomacy under new Minister Qin Gang (China.Table reported).

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