Liberal Senator Sarah Henderson says the recent tweet by the Chinese Government slandering Australian Soldiers is “highly offensive and horrible”, adding she would like to see Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews say something in relation to it.
China has published to Twitter horrific and doctored propaganda images of an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of a child, in an “extraordinary” attempt to seize on the release of ADF war crimes allegations.
The images, which has not been censored by Twitter despite being fake, was published by China’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zhao Lijian who said he was “shocked by murder of Afghan civilians & prisoners by Australian Soldiers”.
“There is no doubt it is a highly offensive and horrible post by the Chinese communist government,” Ms Henderson said.
“This is deeply offensive and an apology is required.”
“I think every serving man and woman of the Australian Defense Force would rightly support the Prime Minister in the stance he has taken.
Ms. Henderson said she has been “very outspoken about Daniel Andrews’” agreement with the Chinese Communist government, over the Belt & Road Initiative.
“I’m still hopeful Mr. Andrews might cancel that agreement which we’ve made very clear is not in the national interest,” she said. “I would like to see the Premier of Victoria say something in relation to this too.”