France calls China’s tweet depicting Australian soldier "insulting"

China/Australia – Press briefing by the Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs Spokesperson (excerpt)

Paris, 30 November 2020

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Q. – What is your response following the publication by the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ spokesperson of a tweet showing a photo montage of a soldier wearing the Australian Special Forces uniform in Afghanistan, described by the Australian Prime Minister as disgusting?

THE SPOKESPERSON – We have taken note of the tweet you are describing. We believe that the tweet concerned is not worthy of the methods to be expected of the foreign ministry of a country like China. The image published is especially shocking and the comments are biased and insulting for all countries whose armed forces are currently engaged in Afghanistan or have been engaged there in the past almost-20 years./.

Published on 01/12/2020

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