China blasts ex-Australian PM Tony Abbott’s ‘highly irresponsible’ Taiwan remarks

China has called former Australian prime minister Tony Abbott’s remarks “highly irresponsible” after he warned that Beijing could “lash out disastrously” at Taiwan very soon.Abbott’s trip – made as a private citizen – has angered Beijing, which claims the self-ruled island as its own territory. The former prime minister met President Tsai Ing-wen during the visit, and in a speech at a security forum in Taipei on Friday he took aim at Beijing’s “growing belligerence” towards Taiwan and called…


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