Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott speaks during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. His visit to the self-ruled island has angered Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott speaks during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. His visit to the self-ruled island has angered Beijing. Photo: Reuters

China blasts ex-Australian PM Tony Abbott’s ‘highly irresponsible’ Taiwan remarks

  • Foreign ministry spokesman says he ‘wantonly interfered with China’s internal affairs and smeared China’
  • Abbott had taken aim at Beijing’s ‘growing belligerence’ towards the self-ruled island and called for international support

Topic |   China-Australia relations
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott speaks during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. His visit to the self-ruled island has angered Beijing. Photo: Reuters
Former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott speaks during a meeting with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday. His visit to the self-ruled island has angered Beijing. Photo: Reuters
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