‘Outrageous’ and ‘repugnant’: Australia demands apology from China over doctored tweet

‘Outrageous’ and ‘repugnant’: Australia demands apology from China over doctored tweet
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the House of Representatives during Question Time at Parliament House on February 14, 2019 in Canberra, Australia.

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SINGAPORE — Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has demanded an apology from the Chinese government after a senior official posted a doctored image of an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of a child.

“Australia is seeking an apology from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, from the Chinese government, for this outrageous post. We are also seeking its removal immediately and have also contacted Twitter to take it down immediately,” Morrison told reporters.

Lijian Zhao, who is a spokesperson and a deputy director general at the Chinese foreign ministry, earlier tweeted the doctored image with a…



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