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Overthrow Xi? Hostility towards China is on the rise, but Aussies’ extraordinary demand for a coup is a step too far

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21.09.2021

Anyone who has ever worked for the Murdoch press, like me, knows one thing: nothing big goes to print without the boss’s final okay, particularly where the political or business interests of his global media empire are concerned.

So it cannot be too far wide of the mark to suggest that an article published in The Australian newspaper, Murdoch’s national title Down Under, which called for a coup in China’s Communist Party and the ousting of leader Xi Jinping, was published with a nod of assent from the billionaire nonagenarian.

Because ever since his divorce from his third wife, Chinese-born American Wendi Deng, after 14 years of marriage back in 2013, China has been something of an itch that needs scratching for the media magnate. In fact, Rupert’s biographer, Michael Wolff even tweeted that, “Since their divorce, Murdoch has been telling anybody who would listen that Wendi is a Chinese spy – and had been throughout the........

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