The article was written in response to the posting – and eventual removal- of an image contrasting China’s rocket launch with India’s pandemic trauma on a social media account linked to the Communist Party. In the article, Schneider comments on this and similar so-called Wolf Warrior style social media posts. He states that there is much anxiety about China’s role in today’s world, arguing that “when discussions turn to these contested issues, we see tempers boiling over in ways that are often decidedly undiplomatic”. He adds that “public discourse everywhere has become cruder, in part due to the way people treat each other in social media contexts, but also in part because of an increase in polarisation, populism, and nationalism around the world”. Click here to read the article.