The 610 office’s Organization within China

It is reported that the campaign against Falun Gong reached many areas of society such as in the media, the military, the police, education systems and even places of work. A special office was even created (610 Office) to oversee the campaign. Everyone was told that they must be on the side of the government in their anti-Falun Gong stance. This anti-Falun Gong sentiment was echoed in Jiang’s leadership statements. He believed that the removal of Falun Gongwas essential in order to uphold stability, a very similar message to the one stated after the Tianamen Square demonstration. This message was carried through to the speech given by Zhu Rongli at the National People’s Congress in 2001 where he stated they must carry on the anti-Falun Gong campaign. He called Falun Gong a ‘cult’ and tied eradicating it to the state of the national economy. The repression of Falun Gong, though not as strongly, has continued under the leadership of Hu Jintao. A number of hard-hitting campaigns against Falun Gong were achieved in 2008 and 2009. There was even a campaign lasting three years to try and stop people believing in the practice.