Australia’s military is ‘weak,’ ‘insignificant’ and will be the ‘first hit’ in any potential conflict over Taiwan, Chinese propagandists have warned.
The chilling message in the Communist Party mouthpiece, the Global Times, comes as Australian naval forces completed war game exercises with the US, France and Japan held between May 11 and 17 in the East China Sea. …
‘Australia must not think it can hide from China if it provokes.
‘Australia is within range of China’s conventional warhead-equipped DF-26 intermediate-range ballistic missile.’
Over the past year China has slapped more than $20 billion worth of arbitrary trade bans and tariffs on Australian exports as an apparent punishment for calling for an independent inquiry into the origins of the Covid-19 pandemic — which first appeared in Wuhan in 2019.
Charming. Always fear and threats. Try more friendliness and persuasion.