Investigation Report on the "610 Office" Heilongjiang Province
Partial Name List of Officials in the Heilongjiang Provincial Party Committee and "610 Office" Who Persecute Falun Gong Practitioners
Heilongjiang Province is one of the worst provinces in the persecution of Falun Gong in China. Up to December 1, 2003, it has been confirmed that 131 Falun Gong practitioners have been persecuted to death in the province, giving it the highest death figure in the persecution of Falun Gong in China.
In Heilongjiang Province, the persecution of Falun Gong has largely been done by the province Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Committee's "Leadership Team to Deal with Falun Gong Problem" and its affiliate office, "610 Office" (in some places, an earlier name, "615 Office", was used.)
The officials actively involved in the persecution of Falun Gong in Heilongjiang:
SONG Fatang --------- Secretary, CCP Committee of Heilongjiang
YANG Guanghong --- Deputy secretary, CCP of Heilongjiang Secretary, Provincial Discipline Investigation Committee of Heilongjiang
WANG Donghua ----- Deputy governor, also a member of the Heilongjiang Leadership Team to Deal with Falun Gong Problem
TANG Xianqiang ---- Member of the Standing Committee of the province CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Secretary of Politic and Legal Committee of Heilongjiang
XU Youfang --------- Former Secretary, CCP Committee of Heilongjiang
The main fact of the provincial party and government officials involved in the persecution of Falun Gong in Heilongjiang:
SONG Fatang  fouled and slandered Falun Gong and assigned tasks to persecute Falun Gong practitioners when delivering his "Government's Work Report" [2, 3] while he was the governor, and at the meeting of the Province's Political and Legal Committee 4].
YANG Guanghong  attacked Falun Gong in meetings , commanded the destruction of Falun Gong publications , fouled and created rumours about Falun Gong at anti-Falun Gong exhibitions. He even went to inspect the Wanjia Forced Labour Camp (9), one of the worst persecution labour camps, and directly participated in the brainwashing of Falun Gong practitioners [10,11].
WANG Donghua  was the head of CCP provincial "Leadership Team to Deal with Falun Gong Problem"  and in charge of the prisons and labour camps in Heilongjiang [14, 15], and directed the province's campaign against Falun Gong [13, [16, 17]). He is responsible for the province's wide persecution and the cases of torture-to-disability and death in the province.
TANG Xianxiang  was a member of the Standing Committee of the Province Party Committee in Heilongjiang, secretary of the province's Political and Judiciary Committee and the chairman of the province's Comprehensive Treatment Committee of Public Security (from March 1998 to April 2002). He is currently deputy secretary of CCP Committee in Jilin province, director-general of the Department of Organisation of the CCP (from May 2002 to present). He was once in charge of brainwashing Falun Gong practitioners [11,19].
XU Youfang  was the secretary of CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Province from 1997 to 2003. On March 31, 2003, He was dismissed from the positions of the secretary, the member of the standing committee and the member of the CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Province . It was said that her would be transferred to Beijing and had other assignment. He has been disappeared from the public since. He openly supported the persecution right after it started in 1999 , and ordered the persecution against the Falun Gong practitioners . Most persecuted to death cases of Falun Gong practitioners in Heilongjiang Province happened in his term. Xu should be responsible for that.
 SONG Fatang's brief CV: December 1999, Deputy Secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, January 2000, Deputy Secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, acting governor, February 2000 to March 2003, Governor of Heilongjiang, March 2003, Secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, April 2003, Chairman, People's Congress of Heilongjiang,(Back)
 On February 20, 2001, SONG Fatang presented the government report at the 4th session of the 9th People's Congress of Heilongjiang Province.(Back)
 Heilongjiang Daily database: On January 29, 2002, SONG Fatang presented the government report at the 5th session of the 9th People's Congress of Heilongjiang Province.(Back)
 Heilongjiang Legal June 6, 2003, "maintain social stability, endorse rule by law and promote economy development": SONG Fatang spoke in a discussion forum of officers of the province's Political and Judicial Committee and CCP Committee.(Back)
 YANG Guanghong's brief CV: 1998 - 2000: Deputy secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, Secretary, working committee of universities of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, Secretary, CCP Committee of Provincial Social Scientists Association March 2000: Deputy secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, Secretary, CCP Committee of Provincial Social Scientists Association Present: Secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Discipline Investigation Committee.(Back)
 Heilongjiang Women. On January 22, 2002, YANG Guanghong gave a speech at the 7th extended session of the standing committee of the 8th Women's Association Congress of Heilongjiang Province.(Back)
 Heilongjiang TV reported in "Background online" that on May 31, 2001, in a meeting to destroy illegal publications in the province and Harbin City in the Youth Palace Square in Harbin City, province leaders YANG Guanghong, Wang Rensheng and Wang Qian etc attended the meeting. Deputy governor Wang Zuoshu gave a speech.(Back)
 Minghui reported on September 22, 2001: "[The perpetrators] held a vicious picture display, slandering, defaming and sabotaging (Falun) Dafa in north east martyr's remembrance hall on Yiman Street, Nangang District, Harbin. It was said that it would last twelve days. On September 17, Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee, YANG Guanghong slandered (Falun) Dafa and fabricated rumors which had a very bad effect."(Back)
 Heilongjiang Daily reported on February 7, 2002, "Upon arrival of Chinese New Year, Deputy Secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee, YANG Guanghong came to Wanjia Forced Labour Camp in Harbin City on 5th and greeted all the police working there. First YANG Guanghong heard the introduction of the situation with helping and educating the Falun Gong followers by the relevant provincial and city leaders. He heard this introduction and gave affirmation to the work they had done."(Back)
 Xinhua News Agency, Harbin reported on February 8: "Deputy Secretary of Heilongjiang Provincial Party Committee, YANG Guanghong earlier came to visit ex-Falun Gong followers ...."(Back)
 Guangming Daily reported on February 16, 2001, "A letter Received by Deputy Secretary of Provincial CCP Committee": After receiving Dai Rui's letter, YANG Guanghong immediately replied himself, saying that he was pleased to know her regret (being a Falun Gong practitioner), ...(Back)
 WANG Donghua, born in June 1950, Sihong, Jiangsu Province. He got his first job in October 1968, joined the CCP in August 1972, ?. From 1990 to 1996, he was CCP Secretary of Yichun City. From 1996 to 1998, he was secretary-General of Heilongjiang Provincial CCP Committee. Since January 1998, he is the Deputy Governor of Heilongjiang Province (Back)
 Chronicle of the People's Government of Heilongjiang Province lists that on March 18, 2002, Deputy Governor WANG Donghua attended the meeting of the "Leadership team to Deal with the Falun Gong problem" of the Provincial CCP Committee.(Back)
 Introduction of provincial government leaders of Heilongjiang Province lists Deputy Governor, WANG Donghua, born in June 1950 in Sihong, Jiangsu Province, joined the party in August 1972, . ., being Deputy Governor from January 1998. He was in charge of social security and stability, overseeing Department of Public Security, Department of State Security, Legal Department, Civil Rights Department, Labor and Welfare Security Department, Social Insurance Management Bureau, Appeal Office, Religion Bureau, Martial Police Squad, Bureau of Prisons and Labor Camps. . .(Back)
 Chronicle of People's Government of Heilingjiang Province on December 28, 2001, Deputy Governor WANG Donghua attended and gave a speech at the All Province Prisons Work Meeting.(Back)
 Chronicle of People's Government of Heilingjiang Province On September 26, 2002, Deputy Governor WANG Donghua attended, in the Heilongjiang branch conference hall, the television phone conference held by the Central Political and Judiciary Committee on carrying out CCP General Secretary Jiang [Zemin]'s important "9.6"[September 6] instruction, intensifying the struggle on suppression and punishment, and ensuring the Sixteenth Congress of the Chinese Communist Party to be held successfully.(Back)
 Chronicle of People's Government of Heilongjiang Province On April 9, 2003, Deputy Governor WANG Donghua heard the work report of Provincial "610 Office"; in the afternoon, heard the work report of Provincial Public Security Office. On 10th, Deputy Governor WANG Donghua attended the provincial work meeting on dealing with the Falun Gong issue.(Back)
 TANG Xianqiang, born in October 1947, a native of Sishui, Shandong Province. Joined the Party in January 1970, started to work in December 1964. Graduated from the education class for advanced studies in the Central Party School, college level of education. Secretary of Political and Judiciary Committee of Provincial Party Committee and Director of Provincial Committee of Social Order Comprehensive Administration Committee since March 1998.(Back)
 Heilongjiang Daily reported on March 30, 2001: "Helongjiang Provincial Government Working Committee held today an exposing and denouncing meeting in 'Falun Gong' followers legal education study class. Member of the Provincial Standing Committee and Secretary of Provincial Political and Judiciary Committee TANG Xianqiang attended the meeting and gave a speech. ...... The legal education study class of this term held by Provincial Government Working Committee lasted one month.(Back)
 Xu Youfang was born in December 1939 and originated from Guangde of Anhui Province. From 1996 to 1997, he was the Minister, Secretary of Party Group of Ministry of Forestry, member of Central Government's Leading Team of Rural Work. From 1997 to March 2003, he was the secretary of CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Province. He was the member of CCP 15th Committee and the Representative of the 9th National People's Congress.(Back)
 China News Service reported on April 1, 2003: The Central Committee of the CCP made adjustment on main leaders of Party and Government of Heilongjiang Province: Song Fatang is pointed as the Secretary of CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Province; ... Xu Youfang will no longer take the positions of member and Secretary of CCP Committee of Heilongjiang, and member of the Standing Committee. He will be transferred to Beijing and to be assigned a new position by Central CCP.(Back)
 People's Daily reported on its front page on July 26, 1999: The Secretary of CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Province Xu Youfang, the Secretary of CCP Committee of Jiangsu Province Chen Huanyou, and the Secretary of CCP Committee of Sichuan Province Xie Shijie concluded that, CCP's decision of strengthening the effort to deal with "Falun Gong" issue would help to ....(Back)
 Minghui net reported on January 23: "Not long ago, Xu Youfang, the Secretary of CCP Committee of Heilongjiang Province went to Beijing in person and promised to the CCP controlled by Jiang Zemin that he guarantee that no Falun Gong practitioner from Harbin City would go to appeal in Tiananmen Square. After Xu Youfang was back, he started a provincial wide persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. They sent their decision documents to every level of departments and units, asked all people who ever practiced Falun Gong have to write three statements (guarantee letter, repentance letter and a letter to denounce Falun Gong). If during the Chinese Spring Festival Holiday, any unit that was found to have a Falun Gong practitioner appealing in Beijing, the leaders of the units would be fired immediately. At same time, they ordered all districts' police stations, street administrative offices to stop and cancel holiday vacation, and be in a 24-hour alert and wait for their orders anytime - Take whatever it might take to persecute Falun Gong practitioners who appealed in Beijing. Recently, all districts' police with staffs of Residency Community Committee kept going to Falun Gong practitioners' homes and harassing them to write three statements. If resist to do so, the Falun Gong practitioners were threatened to be sent to forced labor camps immediately."(Back)
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