Wang was a retired official of Weifang Hardware Store. Wang started to practice Falun Gong in 1995, and was a former contact person of the Falun Gong assistance center in Weifang. He had been under surveillance since July 20, 1999. In March 2000, he was detained for writing to the National People's Congress about Falun Gong issues. While in custody, he was detained in the hot and humid cell 24 hours a day, and sometimes, he was forced to do hard labor. At 2am on July 12, 2000, he left this world. His wife did not receive the notice of his death until 1pm that afternoon. More surprisingly, in order to cover up the truth, the police forced his family to have his body cremated before the cause of his death was identified.