(Clearwisdom.net August 12, 2003)


Many policemen in China are keen on persecuting Falun Gong practitioners, because persecuting Falun Gong can bring them a generous profit (a lot of policemen in China do not believe in anything but money). For example, when a provincial Falun Gong practitioner goes to Beijing [to appeal], a policeman at the local office will be notified to take that practitioner back. All the expenses will be reimbursed. Policemen singled out for such an assignment often feel lucky because this might be their chance of a lifetime to experience a plane trip. On the way back, the policeman will typically opt to take the train with that Falun Gong practitioner and pocket the price difference between the cost of the airplane and train tickets. In addition, there are daily allowances for the trip. Upon their return home, Falun Gong practitioners' family members are obliged to pay the expenses and spend money to bail out the practitioner.

This illustrates the general quality of policemen and government officials. They believe in nothing. It's possible to work with them if you pay; otherwise, they do as they please. Falun Gong practitioners suffer many grievances in detention centers, but as ordinary citizens they have no ways to make themselves heard and to appeal.