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China state media responds to PM Scott Morrison’s apology demand over fake image of Australian soldier

The editor-in-chief of China’s state-affiliated newspaper has responded to Scott Morrison’s demand for an apology from the communist nation after an “appalling” fake image was posted online.

The prime minister, in a virtual press conference on Monday, described the graphic fake image of an Australian soldier slitting a child’s throat as “repugnant” and “deeply offensive”.

The fake image was posted to Twitter by Zhao Lijian, an official spokesman with China’s foreign ministry.

“Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers,” a message posted alongside the image read.

“We strongly condemn such acts and call for holding them accountable.”

Morrison said the Chinese government should be “totally ashamed” of the image.

A blurred screenshot of the ‘deeply offensive’ tweet posted by Chinese foreign ministry official Lijian Zhao on Twitter. Credit: Lijian Zhao/Twitter

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