Australia has demanded an apology from Beijing within a Chinese authorities tweet connected to alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.
Credible evidence was discovered that 39 Afghans were murdered by Australian soldiers, a long-awaited report concluded earlier this month.
Lijian Zhao, a spokesman for China’s foreign affairs ministry, tweeted that a composite picture referring to this report together with the words: “Shocked by [the] murder of Afghan civilians & offenders by Australian soldiers.
The picture, not a true picture, shows a smiling soldier carrying a bloodied knife into the throat of a veiled kid, who’s holding a superhero.
He wanted an apology and called on Twitter to take out the picture.
In a statement to The Cube, Euronews’ social networking newsdesk, Twitter stated the tweet was indicated for containing sensitive networking. This tag looks determined by a user’s preferences. Twitter gave The Cube no sign that the tweet was likely to be eliminated.
This tweet has escalated the existing tension between China and Australia. Back in April, Morrison called for a global inquiry into the roots of this coronavirus pandemic.
Since that time, there have been quite a few cases that have caused connections to further deteriorate. In August, an Australian anchor to Oriental press band CGTN, Cheng Lei, was detained. The arrest caused a global outcry.
In recent times the Chinese authorities have also slapped tariffs on Australian wine, at a speed of between 107 percent to 212 percent. Australia is based on China as a vital trading partner.