CCP police threaten Chinese Australians

Alarming video footage has leaked of Chinese Communist Party (CCP) police threatening Chinese Australians that speak out against the authoritarian Xi Jinping regime:

Here’s more from Vice:

The authorities in Beijing are so eager to silence critics of the regime that they are now video-calling dissidents in other countries to try and pressure them to toe the party line. And they’re doing it while sitting next to members of the dissidents’ families.

That’s what happened to an activist in her early 20s based in Melbourne, Australia, who used the pseudonym Horror Zoo to protect her identity.

Even though she never revealed her real identity online, authorities in Beijing still managed to track down her parents, and began harassing them in April, trying to get them to force their daughter to stop criticizing President Xi Jinping.

Targeting the families of overseas dissidents is nothing new for the Xi regime, but then Zoo got a video call from a policeman who was at the time sitting next to her father.

“Let me tell you: You need to remember you are a citizen of the People’s Republic of China,” the policeman said…

“You are not in the country, but remember, if China wasn’t great and strong, you would have no status,” the policeman said. “I’m telling you the truth, although you are [in Australia], you are still governed by the law of China, do you understand?”

“You can record this call but let me make it clear to you, what you are putting out on Twitter is absolutely not permitted,” he added…

Zoo’s father is a well-known CCP scholar who teaches philosophy at a university, and he has been urging his daughter to stop her online criticism of the government.

“My dad is very angry with me,” Zoo said. “He wants me to go back [to China] and turn myself in.”

But she knows she can never return. “I can’t go back, if I go back, I will be in prison,” Zoo said…

And even though she is in Melbourne, she doesn’t feel safe. Zoo told VICE News that an unknown Chinese man was at a Melbourne rally last month taking pictures of all the people in attendance.

I wonder how Ms Zoo feels about the Victorian Andrews Government’s cozy relationship with the CCP and its Belt and Road Initiative deal?

Leith van Onselen
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  1. DingwallMEMBER

    If this policeman came to Australia, threw her in a car and departed the country with her, we probably wouldn’t even realise…..

  2. Stormy Waters

    If they are willing to do this for a student…what are they doing to coerce politicians and business people?

    • Stormy Waters

      Is most cases, yeah $$$$

      But imagine how elaborate the honeypots and blackmail must be

      • Free trips to ch1na, get them hammered then a tidy prostitute and take a few photos/ recording. There goes the squeaky clean rep in Australia and there owned. Job done, next.

    • Their political influence campaigns, and espionage teams operating from china, with operatives in australia, has been operating at an industrial scale for years now. Their confucius centers, immigrants (the diaspora), chinese / australia companies (eg face masks), foreign students / graduates, researches, belt and road, community associations, political funding, the list goes on and on.

    • Pfh007.MEMBER

      The translation was not correct.

      That nice policeman was simply asking if she could pick up some quality baby formula and a kangaroo scrotum coin purse and post it direct marked to his attention at the local police station.

      Chinese coppers love a bargain

      • Apparently Chinese sailors also love a bargain – like that time they came to pick up all that baby formula from Sydney, with their warship, and we accidentally thought they were trying to intimidate us?

        Such fun between friends!

  3. Subsequent to the Tiananmen Square Massacre in 1989, many Chinese citizens who obtained Australian citizenship due to the Hawke government policy found that to this day they are in a limbo if they return to China – marked as agitators. One of the big differences is that there was far less potential for electronic surveillance in 1989. It is much worse now.

    This form of intimidation is real and has been provided with a smokescreen by the race obsessed Left who cannot fathom that their ideology has prevented a hard truth about the CCP from being understood – a truth where the biggest victims are often the minority groups they profess to support by rhetoric devoid of reason.

    The CCP views its diaspora in a manner that is unfathomable to most, but highly inconvenient for the luvies of the far Left who have refused to wake from their wet dream of moral/cultural equivalency as they play with their race kaleidoscope. The obsession about ‘race’ in Australia has allowed the CCP to deflect from a far bigger issue in China.

    Culture and politics has very little to do with ‘race’ in Australia, but unfortunately the Han-Chinese concept of ‘race’ is tied up with political ideology that is too difficult for us to discuss given the toxic flavour of western race-obsession. This has got to a nasty point where anthropology meets politics. We have been down this road before in the 1930s and the fact that no one is discussing it is truly frightening.

    For many years the Chinese have been taught in schools that they evolved from ‘Peaking Man’ and are in essence a different species – independent from westerners in a fundamental sense and quite distinct from a western scientific view. In recent times the ‘out of Africa’ hypothesis has been challenged for Asian people’s; it’s political ramifications have been jumped upon and conjoined with a nasty CCP nationalism and a growing concept of Han-Chinese racial superiority in some quarters in China. It has produced an undercurrent that seems to be similar to eugenic ideologies that were once the core justification of institutionalised racial discrimination in the west.

    And would this ever be discussed by the Australian media? Never. But isn’t it about time that we understood what drives CCP nationalism in its most fundamental sense and how it is that the CCP can seek to claim the minds and bodies of individuals if they are ‘Chinese’ even if they are citizens of another country?

    Because how on earth are we helping Chinese-Australians if we won’t even discuss their right to be free of racial, cultural and political tyranny propagated by the CCP?

    • RogueChefMEMBER

      Are you Clive Hamilton?? I hope you are.
      Either way, I just relish reading your contributions.
      Thank you.

    • drsmithyMEMBER

      I like the way you outline all the negatives of racist nationalism, but throw shade on people more worried about it happening here than China.

      • Vast institutionalised and cultural racism based upon growing authoritarian nationalism in a largely racially dominant Han-Chinese society (about 92% of the population) ruling over 105 million from other minority groups kind of makes the racist sub-bogan class in multi-ethnic and multi-racial Australia look like small potatoes. And you bet I’m throwing shade on the mountain rather than the mole hill. Most ignore the mountain i.e the ABC’s ongoing project scouring Australia for its anthology of racist anecdotes involving mostly the most stupid types that Oz can produce bares no resemblance to a context of exploitation, subjugation and modern day slavery in other nations – identifying that would be racist of course. But one is the stuff of national self flagellation and the other a secret the ABC will help to keep – as we must do our best not upset the CCP and other tyrants and barbarians – and instead allow them their hypocrisy and polices state on a vast scale. It is very clear, the last people the radical Left want to pick a fight with are nationals, cultures and religions involved in bigotry, abuse of human rights, slavery, genital mutilation and oppression of women on a grand scale. To do so would be racist.

        If the radical Left wants to have a real discussion about racism, sexism and intolerance let’s do so – but let’s start with some honest geography and comparisons of magnitude. I’d much rather have a discussion about Australian cultural values that make race irrelevant as MLK jnr suggested should be the case. Australia is so far ahead of China in this respect that there is no comparison – not that you would ever hear it from the ABC. But if it’s going to be all about race, let’s have an honest conversation for once – and that means a comparative one.

        • drsmithyMEMBER

          If the radical Left wants to have a real discussion about racism, sexism and intolerance let’s do so – but let’s start with some honest geography and comparisons of magnitude.

          LOL.

          “Look ! Over there ! A diversion!”

          But if it’s going to be all about race, let’s have an honest conversation for once – and that means a comparative one.

          You and people like you are the ones trying to pretend it’s “all about race”.

          But let’s take the logic above… If we are going to have a serious discussion about economic inequality – and that means a comparative one – surely the vastly greater levels of it in other countries warrant more attention than the comparatively insignificant issues in Australia ?

          Anyway, so long as you carry on with this sort of vapid rhetoric:

          Most ignore the mountain i.e the ABC’s ongoing project scouring Australia for its anthology of racist anecdotes involving mostly the most stupid types that Oz can produce bares no resemblance to a context of exploitation, subjugation and modern day slavery in other nations – identifying that would be racist of course. But one is the stuff of national self flagellation and the other a secret the ABC will help to keep – as we must do our best not upset the CCP and other tyrants and barbarians – and instead allow them their hypocrisy and polices state on a vast scale. It is very clear, the last people the radical Left want to pick a fight with are nationals, cultures and religions involved in bigotry, abuse of human rights, slavery, genital mutilation and oppression of women on a grand scale. To do so would be racist.

          It’s obvious any sensible discussion is out of reach.

          • I thought someone would reply to you DRS, then I realised it’s only me a Mr Squiggle below who are looking.

          • What’s wrong with having a conversation weighted by the definition of relative economic inequality? That some people starve and some bemoan the lack of a new BMW would seem to be what the entire issue of social justice is about – a perverted concept of relative victimhood that is similar to the far-Left’s distorted ideology that runs from facts. Similarly cultural differences and magnitudes of institutionalised racism is also relative whether you like it or not – and the standards held by different states are also relative. So if your bag is ‘racism’ – discuss. But how the hell do you have a proper discussion when the flagellation is metered out only for the societies that have actually progressed human rights and encoded them in legislation and allow free speech? Where does this delusion come from that ignores the caste system, sidesteps genital mutilation, re-writes the history of slavery as an exclusive ‘Western thing’, ignores positive institutions set up by some colonial nations and gives a tick to re-education camps instead?

            If you can’t discuss it and rely upon insults then this is not going to be so funny for the Left I’d imagine at elections – especially when Left-leaning centrist like myself find that their former party is browbeaten by ideologically deaf members who’d rather cut out their own tongues than have an honest conversation where the logic of their ideology is tested – these are real life ‘Ellen Jamesians’ that were parody when Irving wrote about them in late 70’s but have become a recognisable feature of the radical Left today.

          • drsmithyMEMBER

            What’s wrong with having a conversation weighted by the definition of relative economic inequality?

            Nothing. But if you’re going to have that discussion in a global context then Australia’s not going to be in it because comparatively it’s an insignificant problem here.

            (Usually that’s what damn lefties are getting excoriated for – being more concerned about filthy foreigners than their fellow Australians.)

            If you can’t discuss it and rely upon insults […]

            LOL.

            Given the mishmash of virtue signalling, straw men, non sequiturs and ad hominem above is mostly to support attacking your “Left” bete noir, that’s some A-grade hypocrisy right there.

            […] then this is not going to be so funny for the Left I’d imagine at elections – especially when Left-leaning centrist like myself find that their former party is browbeaten by ideologically deaf members who’d rather cut out their own tongues than have an honest conversation where the logic of their ideology is tested – these are real life ‘Ellen Jamesians’ that were parody when Irving wrote about them in late 70’s but have become a recognisable feature of the radical Left today.

            If you’re genuinely a “left-leaning Centrist” – which I am sceptical of, to say the least – then your mainstream political representation is the Greens, whose views on China are not exactly enthusiastic.

            Not many of them are going to disagree with negative assessments of China’s human rights record or authoritarian Government. Except, maybe, when it looks like you’re doing it disingenuously, like you were above.

        • keep it up Clive … I’ve posted over years on this site re the awfulness of the imposition of multicultural ideology which allowed the insinuation of (as it is now called) ‘critical race theory’. Oz has been sleep walking into a social and political disaster while [a relatively] tiny minority have systematically taken control of critical institutions.

          The unwillingness to discuss, on any meaningful level, the CCP society that is the ‘Peoples’ Republic’ and their totalitarian systems, to point out that the emperor has no clothes on, is beyond tragic.

          I called DrS out a few years back for the virtue signalling snowflake [he? and others were/are] is. But I got tired of the bot taking me out to the moderation woodshed. The silence on MB seems now, at long last, changing. Now I see others posting , like you, trenchant rebuttals … about time.

          We are moving towards truly dangerous times. In recent years I have spent a lot of time in the US – deep south. If the useful idiots in Oz don’t understand the significance of the BLM propaganda and how it is going to be replicated here in Oz, how ‘race’ is being institutionalised as the catch all for societal control …. hmmmm … people really do need to read some history and think a bit …

          keep posting Clive – for mine, I’m tired of it and am concentrating on trying to relax and get some quality of life …

          • Thanks @davidwalsh – it is very tedious being a commentator in Oz when the MSM seems to be wilfully ignorant of the gathering clouds and growing decay encouraged by an orgy of ideological myopia along the lines of what you’ve identified. I’ve had very direct contact and experiences in this subject matter having lived and worked in places where I have seen the massive disconnect between the Left’s project and willingness to abandon evidence, reason and honest analysis for ideological purity – and the consequences being to shaft the very people the Left pretends to represent – then blame them for not liking it. It is like a big chasm that the Left in Australia is sleepwalking towards. Long-term believers in basic Left principles are being told that they don’t have a home unless they gulp down the Kool Aid. Those who have charged so far to the pathological and regressive Left with their saccharine ideology seem not to appreciate that it is they who have run from the sensible centre – and not the other way around. Free speech and honest debate is a prerequisite for democratic process and so is putting evidence and reason before emotion and narrative to serve a nation of people. Rather than considering that it is they that have moved into a rarified land of self-affirmation, where they listen to constant echos of their own brain farts, they look about and see Nazis, Fascists and a taxonomy of bigots that seem to be besieging their cafes and safe spaces. It is their disbelief that you can vehemently disagree with them and not be a bigot that is the most astonishing. They have got to the point where even Dr Martin Luther King would be a bigot for suggesting this:

            “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

            This is also the dream of an Australian secular society and meritocracy where skin colour, race, gender and any other identity is of no consequence. Reaching that potential has undermined by the radical Left that have become intolerant bigots in the name of ridding us of intolerant bigotry.

            Amusingly, this is what your mate DrS just offered:

            “If you’re genuinely a “left-leaning Centrist” – which I am sceptical of, to say the least – then your mainstream political representation is the Greens…”

            Perhaps they should send out invitations for people like me to pack up the sentiments of MLK Jnr and leave the Left before they invent an ‘e-meter’ like the Scientologists and begin to expose my thought crimes?

        • I don’t know Clive. I don’t think this weird ‘progressive’ left BS is even interested in a ‘thought metre’. My feeling, for what it’s worth, is that the anti-Trump mania has been building for just this time. We’re going to have an endless stream of orchestrated sound bites and video posts to keep the converted on message, outraged and agitating. The structured victim industry will all come on board. Across the US, towns, cities and counties are passing ‘racism is a public health issue’ directives, political class remains silent or release opportunistic ‘we support…’ media statements … and all the time the very people who should be providing balance or perspective are silent or complying.

          We have essentially the same dynamic developing here but in a more subtle manner. If we allow this cultural madness to become entrenched here we will replicate the dysfunction that has become the norm in the US.

          There seems to be developing an actual cultural revolution that will not tolerate any dissident raising his/her voice. we have more time here to wake up. In the US, I see increasing chaos regardless of who wins in November as at least 50%, give or take of the population will be seriously pissed off.

          We live in truly ‘interesting times’. The general refusal in Oz to even consider that these trends are playing out is what makes it all so frustrating. I really wonder if there is a more general acceptance on the part of the ‘normal’ ‘average’ – dare I say white Australian – that should things go arse up, we should accept it as we don’t deserve any better and must apologise for our collective existence … you know, ‘white privilege’ and all that and the need to accept out ‘White Fragility’ (dip into that tract and you can begin to see just how off the chart this has all got) …

          So Clive, fight the good fight. But have your own plan to protect yourself from the new world coming at us …

  4. Reus's largeMEMBER

    Luckily Anastasia plucky duck just gave the QLD electoral role to the CCP coders so it will be even easier for them to track down the dissidents now, along with the facial recognition and tracing app TikTok there is no chance of escape.

    Here in Oz we take gold in stupidity!

    • The gold should be presented for wilful ignorance in that race down a road paved with self interest but painted over with good intentions and layers of lazy ideology. It has led to an insane psychology where intolerance is tolerated for the sake of proving how frigging tolerant we all are – as long as we made out like bandits. With that combination of political sweet and sour we feed tyrants with all they need to actually be tyrants, whilst ignoring that we are throwing our own people (especially Chinese Australians) to the dogs rather than actually standing up for our principles.

      The University of Queensland, like the Premier of Victoria, seems to be happy that we are educating foreign students subject to Orwellian control. I mean, don’t rock the gravy train. As long as the business model can operate without scrutiny the obscene irony of corrupting academic and western values by enrolling state-operated students and taking their loot is fine apparently. He who pays the piper calls the tune and Zoo is being told to dance the right jig by a Chinese Mr Plod. Our universities and governments now play second fiddle on behalf of the CCP.

  5. McPaddyMEMBER

    And this is precisely why we won’t have that many HKGers making themselves eligible for refugee status by speaking out in Australia against the CCP.

  6. This is totally unsurprising. China has always viewed sovereignty in terms of race, not territory. To them, she is Chinese first and foremost and they don’t recognise our concepts of sovereignty.

  7. Why is everyone saying that she is Australian? Did I miss where that was stated? I think there is a fair chance that she is a Chinese national here on a non-permanent visa. If so, then she is not Australian. Although as it happens this clip probably gives her a real chance of successfully seeking asylum here. As she herself says: “I can’t go back, if I go back, I will be in prison,”

    If I were assessing her case I might question why a uniformed police officer would be saying to her that it is okay to record him threatening her. Seems a bit staged to me. I’m fairly sure that the Chinese officials she would be more concerned about would be plain clothed and a little more discrete.

    • ErmingtonPlumbingMEMBER

      “I might question why a uniformed police officer would be saying to her that it is okay to record him threatening her“

      Because the CCP wants to send a message to all and doesn’t give 2 fks about Australian Public opinion.