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Beijing slams Australia’s ‘destabilizing’ actions as it partners with US to develop air-launched hypersonic missile

Speaking on Thursday, Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told the gathered press that Beijing was concerned by Canberra’s destabilizing impact on regional security.  Hua was responding to questions about a new US-Australian partnership to develop and test air-launched hypersonic cruise missiles. The two allies announced the accord under the bilateral …

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New Zealand’s PM sides with Australia after Chinese diplomat tweets brutal image condemning war crimes against Afghan civilians

Calling the tweet “unfactual,” Ardern told reporters on Tuesday that her administration had contacted Beijing “directly” to raise objections over the controversial image, shared on Sunday by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijan. “There is an exchange that’s happening between Australia and China, it will of course tap into spaces …

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Australia demands apology after China urges war crimes probe with meme of ‘Aussie soldier slitting Afghan child’s throat’

“Shocked by murder of Afghan civilians and prisoners by Australian soldiers,” Beijing’s Foreign Ministry spokesman, Zhao Lijian, said in a tweet on Monday morning. In an emergency press conference, Prime Minister Scott Morrison blasted Beijing for this “utterly outrageous” post that “cannot be justified on any basis whatsoever,” and demanded an official apology …

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