mandag 30. november 2020

China fires back at Morrison, doubles down on war crimes accusation

China's Foreign Ministry has said Australia should be ashamed of its war crimes in Afghanistan, after Prime Minister Scott Morrison demanded an apology over an inflammatory social media post from an official Chinese account.

Twitter was on Monday scrambling to assess whether a doctored image shared by a deputy director in China's Foreign Ministry had violated its terms of service after Mr Morrison called a press conference to demand the post be taken down, labelling it "repugnant" and "truly offensive". The image purported to show a special forces soldier slitting the throat of an Afghan child with its head wrapped in an Australian flag as it cradled a lamb. More than four hours after Mr Morrison's request for the image to be taken down, the social media giant had yet to respond. It has censored multiple replies to the image for violating its Twitter rules but not the original post itself.