Date: December 24, 2015
By: Frank Fang
The local branch of a secret police force in the city of Tianjin in northeastern
China is seeking to step up measures to intimidate and hunt down Chinese citizens who practice a persecuted spiritual discipline, according to a recent internal memorandum obtained by Epoch Times.
In the document titled “Notice to Launch Special Prevention Task Force,” the 610 Office in Tianjin’s Dongli District called on all “street-level and relevant Chinese Communist Party agencies” in the port city to target adherents of Falun Gong for the purposes of “maintaining the overall stability of the region.” The individual who passed the document to Epoch Times said that he was of the belief that a similar circular was distributed to all other districts in Tianjin.
Established by former Party boss Jiang Zemin, the 610 Office is an extralegal organization that mainly targets practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional Chinese self-cultivation practice that involves five sets of exercises and moral teachings. For the last 16 years, Falun Gong practitioners have been targeted in China. [FULL STORY]