- Victoria Police say they are aware of images of a car found in Melbourne.
- No police complaints regarding the vehicle.
- Liberal front ventures and critics of the Chinese Communist Party fear that the Chinese government may be involved.
A photo of a car parked in Melbourne garnered widespread attention after it was posted on social media over the weekend, with various unofficial stickers attached to it to make it appear to be a Chinese government vehicle.
“At this time, no specific crime has been detected and we have not received any reports related to this matter,” a spokesperson told SBS News in a statement.
“It will intimidate and terrify the minds of Chinese-Australians.”
“The Chinese government has been the largest source of attempted foreign intervention in Australia, and it has taken many forms.
Herskovich said it would be a “huge responsibility” for Beijing to get involved in the car, especially at a time when the Chinese government was trying to mend ties with Australia.
“If they’re going for it, they’re not going to do it through public means, like a car driving around with that kind of text and that kind of image. There will be many ways to do it in insidious ways.”
SBS News has contacted Australian Federal Police about the vehicle.
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