China’s “wolf warrior” diplomats, deployed by Beijing to attack foreign critics, are just “cute” little cubs from The Lion King, according to a Beijing official.
When the undiplomatic envoys emerged this year in a blaze of provocative rhetoric, they were given their name from Wolf Warrior 2, a jingoistic blockbuster film from 2017 about a Chinese special forces hero.
But Hua Chunying, the foreign ministry’s spokeswoman, insisted on Thursday that her acerbic colleagues were more Simba than Rambo.
Asked at a press briefing about foreign critics of the wolf warriors, Hua said: “I wonder if they have seen Disney’s cartoon The Lion King. I wonder how they would appraise that cute little lion, who, under all sorts of suspicion, censure and