A Land Rover painted to look like a Chinese police car is cruising around the streets of Perth, terrifying local expats.
The white 4WD had Chinese characters reading ‘police’ on the bonnet, and ‘public safety’ on the side along with a police badge.
Police vehicles in China commonly have the same markings and colour scheme, right down to the stripes on the side.
Chinese expats were fearful that their former country could be monitoring them, particularly with the ongoing protests in Hong Kong.
Here is the car in Perth:
And here is a Chinese patrol car in China:
How do we feel about a foreign power policing its citizens in our country? Hmmmm.