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Dec 3, 2020
How one tweet laid bare Australia and China’s tense relationship
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A tweet from a Chinese government spokesman – with a computer generated image appearing to show an Australian soldier holding a knife to the throat of an Afghan child – has provoked outrage from Australian politicians, and other Western democracies. However, this is just the latest incident in what experts say is a serious breakdown in the relationship between Australia and China.Reporter Daniel Hurst on the escalating tensions with China, the devastating economic cost to Australia and the future of this diplomatic relationship.
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