(Clearwisdom.net) A Minghui Net (Chinese version of Clearwisdom.net) reporter states that Dafa practitioners in mainland China recently made several contacts with the personnel of a local 610 Office in Shandong Province. Office personnel frankly admitted that the 610 Office does not have the strength to continue persecuting Falun Gong.

One Shandong Province 610 Office employee admitted, "According to our preliminary estimate, there are from several thousand to probably more than 10,000 people in our area who are practicing Falun Gong at home, and the number is increasing. Because they do not come out into the open, we cannot do anything about them. In our area several practitioners were sentenced to imprisonment, nearly 100 were sent to forced labor camps, and over 400 people were "reformed" at four re-education centers, but those numbers don't account for anything near the total number of practitioners in our area."

This 610 Office employee continued, "Many articles published on Minghui.net have been from our area, but we cannot investigate them even if we wanted to. Flyers, CDs, Falun Dafa cards, and posters are everywhere. What can we do about it? Nothing, there is nothing we can do. We simply catch a few people arbitrarily so that we have something to report to our superiors."

The person said, "Each session of the re-education class lasts three months and costs 10,000 yuan per practitioner. For every person 'reformed,' we are supposed to pay a monetary reward of 20,000 yuan. That means we would be out 30,000 yuan for each practitioner. To transform 10,000 people we would need 3 million yuan. Where can we get that kind of money? At so many places, with so many staff members and so many helping and coaching personnel to do the work, if there is no money, no one wants to do it! In addition, the Falun Gong practitioners that have claimed to be transformed were all pretending, and we know that they will continue to practice when they get out. All we can do is scare a few cowards and force them to write something so we can get our reward money."

This employee also said, "We are not '610 Office' personnel anymore: we are 'Anti-cult Association' personnel. I never thought that even our title would change back and forth. It's all to meet the needs of the politicians!"

The comments expressed by the 610 Office employee above verify that for several years the Chinese Communist Party and the Jiang regime have been bribing officials to illegally arrest and brainwash Falun Gong practitioners. In addition, based on the numbers of practitioners the 610 Offices have reportedly handled during the past five plus years that Jiang Zemin has persecuted Falun Gong, the number of people who practice Falun Gong in mainland China has not decreased. Instead, it has been increasing steadily.

The reporter learned that recently the heads of many work units in China have been reporting that there are no Falun Gong practitioners in their work units anymore, even though the number is increasing. This is the technique they are using to deal with the pressure from Jiang's 610 Office system.

But the persecution continues. In some areas the 610 Office and the police are still not willing to give up their illusions about brainwashing. So what kind of people are still trying to fish for money and power by persecuting Falun Gong? The reporter talked with several people who knew the situation:

The heads of some work units are just plain mean, and they are still actively persecuting Falun Gong;

The heads of some work units are timid and afraid of trouble, so they are still toeing the line on the persecution;

Some police officers want to get promotions for persecuting Falun Gong, so they are still actively harassing practitioners.

Some people who are dead-set on the purpose of the 610 Office are fishing for money. If they find out that any of the Falun Gong practitioners are having family difficulties or that any practitioners are timid, they will focus on persecuting those practitioners, trying to force them to transform in order to get monetary rewards.

Some insiders have made the comment that anyone who spared no effort to help the Jiang regime to persecute Falun Gong actually had his or her own personal interests in mind. Under the current situation, everyone can see that the funding has dried up and that the evil mechanism that was created especially to persecute Falun Gong no longer works and is rapidly falling apart. On the other hand, Falun Gong practitioners depend on the strength of their belief. In any difficult situation, what really sustains people is their beliefs and their spiritual strength.