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President Xi Jinping is sure his country will soon be the world’s greatest power

Opinion: Wolf warrior diplomacy and the illusion of inevitable Chinese leadership

China’s new, more aggressive foreign policy has been dubbed “wolf warrior diplomacy,” after a Rambo-style movie popular in the country. President Xi Jinping believes he can take a stronger hand, since he considers it inevitable that China will soon take over the U.S.’s global leadership role. But the adversarial stance could backfire – a more hostile West could scupper China’s dreams of dominance.

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