Australian permanent residents have disappeared into China’s internment camps and others are being made to report to Chinese authorities from Sydney
As Arzu tells her story, she keeps a watchful eye on the door. Although she is in her workplace in the the centre of Sydney in the middle of a weekday, every time anyone walks in, she tenses.
Before she will talk she warns that if any Chinese people enter the building we must stop the interview. If anyone asks, she says, we must tell them the Guardian is writing a feature about her business. She will tell her story but she won’t use her real name. Arzu is a pseudonym.