Australia has been warned it could suffer a “heavy attack” and had better “be prepared to sacrifice” in the latest blow-up over China’s aggression.
The head of China’s Global Times newspaper has explicitly threatened Australia, saying we will inevitably suffer a “heavy attack” if Australian forces come to the defence of Taiwan.
The Global Times, a state-affiliated tabloid, is published by the Chinese Communist Party’s mouthpiece, The People’s Daily. Hu Xijin is its editor-in-chief.
“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 wrote on social media on Saturday night.
“So Australia (had) better be prepared to sacrifice for Taiwan island and the US.”
He ended the message with a cheerful thumbs up emoji.
The ominous warning appeared to be a response to remarks Defence Minister Peter Dutton made in an interview with The…