610 Office, ‘China’s Gestapo’, Is Criticized by Party Investigators
Larry Ong, 2 Jan 17
       

Anti-corruption chief Wang Qishan at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on March 5, 2014. Recently, anti-corruption investigators criticized the 610 Office, an extralegal Party organization that oversees the persecution of Falun Gong, in a feedback report. (Feng Li/Getty Images)

Working with the Chinese police, agents of the “610 Office” would break into the homes of Falun Gong practitioners, ransack the place, and make arrests. Judges would convict the peaceful meditators at the word of a 610 agent. In detention facilities, it’s the 610 agents who oversee the forced ideological conversion of practitioners—a violent process that has killed at least thousands, according to incomplete figures.  

The Chinese regime’s internal investigators, however, recently criticized the 610 Office for “a disparity in comprehensively studying and implementing the spirit of the rule of law”—Communist Party jargon for carrying out illegal behavior—a failure to adhere to Party leader Xi Jinping’s exhortations for clean governance, and insufficient “political sensitivity.”

The official feedback is the latest of the moves that the current leadership has taken against the 610 Office, which may ultimately lead to its dissolution. Even the investigations and leadership shake-ups it has been subject to over the last couple of years would have been inconceivable under a previous political leadership, where it had enjoyed unchecked influence due to the political favor it received from the former Party boss, Jiang Zemin.

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