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Clive Palmer Makes China Apology Over 'mongrels' Remarks

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August 26, 2014 AT 3:51 AM
Australian billionaire Clive Palmer has apologised for calling the Chinese government "mongrels" in televised comments that drew widespread criticism. In a letter to China's ambassador to Australia, the mining tycoon apologised for "any insult to the Chinese people caused by any of the language I used". He said, strong ties between Australia and China were in everyone's interests. Palmer made his comments in an interview last week with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.