You distract attention from your own crimes, in this case massive, by directing attention to other peoples crimes, real or imagined.Given the apparent source, it's hard to believe that this didn't have a least tacit CCP approval.
'A disturbing fake image circulated by China infuriated the (Australian) Prime Minister and sparked outrage across the nation. This is where it came from.
'The “repugnant” photoshopped image circulated by China of a grinning Australian soldier appearing to slit the throat of an Afghan child has been shared on social media by pro-China activists for days.
'As the Prime Minister slammed China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian for sharing the fake image, the diplomatic row has prompted an official complaint and demands for an apology from China. Department of Foreign Affairs Secretary Frances Adamson also called the Chinese ambassador Cheng Jingye to lodge an official complaint over the image, as it continued to be shared by Chinese activists on social media giant Weibo.
'The fake image shows a grinning Australian soldier holding a bloody knife to the throat of an Afghan child who is clutching a lamb. The Australian soldier is crouching over the flag of Afghanistan, with a blue cloth from the Australian flag covering the child’s face. The caption on the photo reads: “Don’t be afraid, we are coming to bring you peace!”
The “repugnant” photoshopped image circulated by China of a grinning Australian soldier appearing to slit the throat of an Afghan child has been shared on social media by pro-China activists for days.www.news.com.au
'A Chinese official has delivered a powerful response to demands for an apology over a shocking faked photograph of an Australian soldier.
'This evening, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying delivered a statement, broadcast on ABC news, doubling down on the disturbing image posted by her colleague. “Some Australian soldiers committed serious crimes in Afghanistan,” she said. “The details are appalling and shocking including men and boys who were shot dead all with their throats slit while blindfolded. There are stories about two 14-year-old boys whose throats were slit and their bodies were thrown into a recruit and recruits were told to kill prisoners in a practise known as blooding. These cruel crimes have been condemned by the international community. The Australian side has reacted so strongly to my colleague’s Twitter, does that mean that they think the cold blood murder of Afghan innocent civilians is justified while other people’s condemnation of such crimes are not justified?
“Afghan lives matter. The Australian government should bring the culprits to justice and offer an official apology to the Afghan people and make the solemn pledge that they will never repeat such crimes. “They said that the Chinese government should feel ashamed. It is Australian soldiers who committed such cruel crimes. Shouldn’t the Australian government feel ashamed? Shouldn’t they feel ashamed for their soldiers killing innocent Afghan civilians?”
'It comes just hours after the editor-in-chief of Chinese state media outlet The Global Times Hu Xinjin warned that Scott Morrison can forget about an apology. In the first public response to the Prime Minister’s fury, the Chinese Government appointed editor said Australian soldiers were responsible for “murders. It is a popular cartoon that condemns the Australian Special Force’s brutal murder of 39 Afghan civilians,” he wrote on Twitter.'
Except that it wasn't a 'cartoon'; it was a high definition, photo-shopped photographic image.
Chinese officials have delivered a stinging response to demands for an apology over a shocking faked photograph of an Australian soldier, accusing Australia of “barbarism” and saying the government should feel ashamed.www.news.com.au