(Clearwisdom.net) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses the enormous resources of the country's national treasury to persecute Falun Gong. This has also spurred the practice of financial extortion among the local police and government officials when persecuting Falun Gong practitioners.

According to a report on the Minghui website, Ms. Wang Cunhua, over 60, from Weifang City, Shandong Province, was arrested on March 16, 2005, when she was explaining the facts about Falun Gong and was then detained at the Weifang City Detention Center. A policeman called Ms. Wang's brother and demanded money. He said very clearly that, unless the brother paid up, Ms. Wang would be sent to a forced labor camp. In other words, it all depends on money whether a practitioner is released or persecuted. Such undisguised extortion is a form of persecution in and of itself. And what they demanded was not a small amount of money, which could be a big burden for any regular family.

The police don't care whether those they threaten can handle this or not. Money is the only thing they care about. If they let someone go free without getting "paid," then how can they continue their money trade in the future? This has become an unspoken policy among the Chinese police.

This applies not only to those that directly deal with practitioners but also among those that work in similar organizations, such as the 610 Office. Since Ms. Wang's family was unable to pay the amount demanded, she was sent to the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province. She had lost sight in one of her eyes a long time ago and was classified as being disabled. Therefore, she was initially rejected by the labor camp. However, an official from the 610 Office that escorted Ms. Wang to the labor camp didn't want to release her so easily without getting any money from her, because that would make him lose face. He gave 1000 yuan to the labor camp as a bribe so that she would be accepted.

Isn't this even more evil for such an official? "Your family couldn't pay me money to release you. Then I will make you suffer in the labor camp even if I have to pay out of my own pocket." For such an amount, 1000 yuan, the labor camp regulations were ignored.

Ms. Wang was detained at the labor camp for two years. Because she was almost blind and was unable to do hard labor, she had to clean the hallway floors all day long again and again. When she was asked why she practiced Falun Gong, she said, "I practice Falun Gong to be a good person. My Master didn't even ask a penny from me, but he gave me good health. I do not take any pills, but I am very healthy."

These simple words and her attitude toward money reflect the realm of Falun Gong practitioners. It is the policemen, government officials, and CCP officials that are the slaves of money.

All Falun Gong practitioners throughout the world do their best to explains the facts about the practice to people by using their own money. They have not received any money from any government. They do everything because of their own conscience. On the other hand, without money, the CCP cannot continue its persecution of Falun Gong for even just one day. People can judge for themselves who is good and clean and who is bad and corrupt.

September 19, 2009