China Threatens Australia with an 'Iron Fist' over Taiwan

China Threatens Australia with an 'Iron Fist' over Taiwan


China’s state-run Global Times published an op-ed by its editor-in-chief, Hu Xijin, on Thursday in which Hu argues that China “should be prepared with an iron fist” to use against Australia if the nation follows through with a recent promise to support the U.S. in a theoretical war with China over Taiwan.

“Over the past two years, Australian officials constantly made public statements or hinted they will send troops to join the fight once a war breaks out in the Taiwan Straits,” Hu recalled on November 18.

“Some of them clamor that Australian soldiers should be prepared to fight,” he added.

“In the face of such an irrational Australia, shouldn’t China be prepared with an iron fist and to punch it hard when

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