Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap WATCH to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LISTEN to start the live stream.

Thanks for logging in.

You can now click/tap LATEST NEWS to start the live stream.

LISTEN
Watch
on air now

Create a 4BC account today!

You can now log in once to listen live, watch live, join competitions, enjoy exclusive 4BC content and other benefits.


Joining is easy.

Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement

China doubles down over ‘disgraceful’ doctored photo

Article image for China doubles down over ‘disgraceful’ doctored photo

Scott Emerson says China has shown its hypocrisy after doubling down following the “disgraceful and doctored” photo of an Australian soldier.

The photo purports to show a soldier hold a knife to the throat of an Afghan civilian, tweeted by a senior foreign ministry official.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has expressed outrage over the post, and demanded an apology.

But the Chinese embassy in Canberra issued a new statement this afternoon saying the government was trying to deflect attention away from alleged war crimes.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said they had “raised directly” with China the use of the doctored image.

“China has doubled down on its disgraceful and disgusting tweet of a fake image of an Australian soldier holding the knife to the throat of an Afghan child,” Scott said.

“The Chinese government’s use of a photoshopped tweet, it does not undermine us.

“What it does, it shows the hypocrisy of the Chinese government and its weakness.

“Australia, as a nation, at least has the courage to acknowledge its failings.

“This is a government that would never admit the atrocities it has committed over decades.”

Click PLAY to hear his full comments

Image: Getty

RELATED

PM expresses outrage over Chinese official’s ‘deeply offensive’ image of Australian soldier

 

 

 

 

Advertisement