‘Heavy attack’ threat to Australia as Taiwan tensions escalate - November 14, 2021
Australia has been warned it will bear the brunt of a “heavy attack” if it joins a US-led defence of Taiwan from Chinese attacks.
Article by Merryn Johns and Amanda Sheppeard and AFP - News Corp Australia Network
Hu Xijin. editor-in-chief of China’s Global Times newspaper issued the threat in a tweet that referenced comments made by Defence Minister Peter Dutton in an interview in The Australian on Friday.
The Global Times is a state-affiliated tabloid, is published by the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, The People’s Daily.
“If Australian troops come to fight in the Taiwan Straits, it is unimaginable that China won’t carry out a heavy attack on them and the Australian military facilities that support them,” he tweeted.
“So Australia (had) better be prepared to sacrifice for Taiwan island and the US.”
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