Australia has demanded China apologise for posting a fake picture on a government Twitter account that depicted an Australian soldier murdering an Afghan child. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Beijing should be “utterly ashamed” for sharing the “repugnant” image. It comes amid escalating political tensions between the two countries. The image referred to alleged war crimes by Australian soldiers – murders of Afghan civilians and prisoners. On Monday, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lijian Zhao posted a fabricated image which portrayed an Australian soldier with a bloody knife next to a child.