A tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman referring to possible Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has sparked a row between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Handout A tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman referring to possible Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has sparked a row between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Handout
A tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman referring to possible Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has sparked a row between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Handout

China strikes back at Australian fury over war crime tweet

  • Canberra summons Chinese ambassador while Beijing says Australia should apologise to Afghanistan
  • Controversial spokesman Zhao Lijian pins ‘falsified and outrageous’ post to top of his Twitter feed

Topic |   China-Australia relations
A tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman referring to possible Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has sparked a row between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Handout A tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman referring to possible Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has sparked a row between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Handout
A tweet by a Chinese foreign ministry spokesman referring to possible Australian war crimes in Afghanistan has sparked a row between Beijing and Canberra. Photo: Handout
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