Palmer apologises for China comments

Palmer apologises for China comments

Palmer United Party Leader Clive Palmer has issued an apology to China’s Ambassador to Australia, for comments he made on last week’s Q&A program on ABC.

‘I regret any hurt or anguish such comments may have caused any party and I look forward to greater understanding for peace and cooperation in the future,’ he wrote in a letter to China’s ambassador, Ma Zhaoxu.

Mr Palmer described the Chinese as “mongrels” and “bastards,” who were stealing resources from Australia.

‘I now come to the realisation that what I said on Q&A was an insult to Chinese people everywhere and I wish to assure them they have my most genuine and sincere apology,’ he wrote.

‘I am sorry that I said the things I said on the program.’

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