(Clearwisdom.net) I recalled some experiences I had when I was illegally detained in the Wangcun Women’s Forced Labor Camp in Shandong Province after reading an article on Minghui today. I have the following thoughts to share:

The CCP uses both soft and hard tactics at the same time iin the persecution of Falun Gong.

After cruelly torturing practitioners, they then pretend to be kind and caring. However, regardless of whether they are cruel or “caring,” their main purpose is to coerce practitioners into giving up their faith.

During the two years when I was locked up in the Wangcun Forced Labor Camp, the guards used all kinds of torture methods on me. They tried everything to force me to give up my faith. After they saw that hard tactics would not work, they started to use soft tactics. Their attitudes changed and they pretended to be kind and “caring” towards me.

At one point, team leader Cai Jing asked me to come into the corridor. She took out two eggs from her pocket. She said that she had brought them from home, and she wanted to let me have them because she saw that I had caught a cold. She expressed that this had nothing to do with the Falun Gong issue and she genuinely wanted me to get better. I expressed my gratitude and at the same time told her, “Despite everything, you represent the government. If I accept your eggs, it means that I have also accepted this 'concern' from the government. That would be shameful of me. If the government really cares for us, it should stop the illegal detention and cruel torture of innocent people.” Cai Jing had no response. She kept the eggs and let me return to my cell.

In the labor camp, there were frequently team leaders who would ask about my well-being and chat with me. The prisoners in the same cell would be envious of me. However my heart was unmoved. I knew that they were not really concerned about me. Those are just methods they were using to try to reform me and change my mind.

The methods that the evil authorities use to persecute us do not only involve various forms of physical torture. When torture devices don’t work, they change their tactics. The prison staff would feign kindness and concern to hoodwink us. This would make us relax our righteous thoughts unknowingly and thus let the evil take advantage of our loopholes.

But regardless of how it changes its outward appearance, it cannot hoodwink those of us who can clearly see its true colors. We should not acknowledge the persecution and be aboveboard and upright practitioners.