‘Repugnant’: Scott Morrison demands apology from China over Australian soldier tweet

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    Scott Morrison has said a tweet by a Chinese official showing a fabricated image of an Australian soldier slitting a child’s throat is ‘truly repugnant’ and ‘utterly outrageous’. The Australian prime minister said on Monday he was seeking an apology from the Chinese government over the image, which was an apparent reference to a recent report from a four-year-long official investigation into the conduct of Australian special forces soldiers in Afghanistan Australian PM demands China apologise for ‘repugnant’ tweet with fake image of soldier

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