In der amtlichen chinesischen Zeitung “Global Times” droht der Chefredaktor Australien Bombardierungen an – für den Fall, dass Australien die USA bei Taiwans Verteidigung unterstützen würde. Es folgt der Originaltext aus “Global Times”:
The plan should include long-range strikes on the military facilities and relevant key facilities on Australian soil if it really sends its troops to China’s offshore areas and combats against the PLA. In addition to making the plan, China should also reveal this plan through non-official channels to deter the extreme forces of Australia and prevent them from taking the risk and committing irresponsible actions.
China loves peace and will not take the initiative to pick a fight with faraway Australia, but Australian hawks must be clear-minded. If they are bold enough to coordinate with the US to militarily interfere in the Taiwan question and send troops to the Taiwan Straits to wage war with the PLA, they must know what disasters they would cause to their country. China has a strong production capability, including producing additional long-range missiles with conventional warheads that target military objectives in Australia when the situation becomes highly tense.
The author is editor-in-chief of the Global Times.