Australian PM Scott Morrison has demanded that China apologise over a tweet. Photo: Reuters Australian PM Scott Morrison has demanded that China apologise over a tweet. Photo: Reuters
Australian PM Scott Morrison has demanded that China apologise over a tweet. Photo: Reuters
Maria Siow
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Maria Siow

Australian PM’s bid to stir nationalism over Twitter image succeeds – but in China

  • Canberra has demanded that Beijing apologise over an illustration retweeted by its foreign ministry spokesperson mocking Australia’s war crimes in Afghanistan
  • The feud could reflect Australia’s uneasiness that China – long seen as a human rights violator – is now passing the same judgment on its traditional accusers

Australian PM Scott Morrison has demanded that China apologise over a tweet. Photo: Reuters Australian PM Scott Morrison has demanded that China apologise over a tweet. Photo: Reuters
Australian PM Scott Morrison has demanded that China apologise over a tweet. Photo: Reuters
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Maria Siow

Maria Siow

Maria Siow is a long-time China-based correspondent and analyst with keen interest in East Asia. Maria has a masters degree in international relations.