State Security Officers Enjoy Enforced Travel with Dissidents and Petitioners.
Paid for by Chinese Taxpayers
There are so many “politically sensitive dates" for
the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
When those dates come, many Chinese dissidents and
petitioners are detained,
placed under house arrest or summoned.
Sometimes they are also forced to travel.
That is, they are forced by state security or police
to leave home and visit tour sites
As the CCP escalates its suppression of Chinese civilians,
more people are placed into such “forcible travel".
Commentators say, guards of enforced travel are really
enjoying their “holidays" in the name of
However, the CCP authority has to pay for all the costs,
which are simply an additional burden for Chinese taxpayers.
Human Rights in China (HRIC), a New York-based human
rights organization, said at least 25 Chinese dissidents
were “forced to travel out" before the 25th anniversary
of June 4th Incident.
Former Shaanxi TV journalist Ma Xiaoming said, there
must be many more subjected to “forcible travel".
Ma Xiaoming himself, before June 4th. was forcibly brought
to an ancient town of Sichuan province
Ma said, their food and lodging is pretty costly and
the CCP authority paid all the bills.
Two police officers had been with him 24 hours a day.
Ma Xiaoming, former Shaanxi TV journalist:
“The travel lasted 10 days, from May 28 to June 6.
We visited some remote or ancient towns
in Sichuan and stayed there.
I mostly stayed at a hotel and sometimes visited
the tour sites for a walk.
They were watching over me even in the restroom.
Things like this have happened many times before,
especially around the Two Meetings, Qingming Festival
and June 4th."
Ahead of June 4th, Zhejiang artist Yan Zhengxue was also
forced by police to Ningxia for “travel".
They even visited Tengger Desert. Yan said, the police
followed him like a shadow wherever he went.
Sun Wenguang, former Shandong University professor and
his wife, were forced out of home by two state security
officers in late May.
They were taken to Changdao, Weihai and other places
in Shandong for 10 days.
Sun Wenguang, former Shandong University professor:
“The two officers drove a car and I was with my wife.
We were brought to Changdao, Pingdao and Weihai.
The truth is, they just felt nervous if I stayed in Jinan,
and therefore they wanted to send me away.
I thought I was too aged to fight against them, so I let them.
Indeed that was the form of 『forcible travel』."
Others that were “forced to travel" revealed that the police
officers had treated them with star hotels, nice food and wine.
The police also accompanied them during the whole
All the costs were paid by the CCP authority.
Beijing dissidents He Depu couple and Gao Hongming,
were forced to travel in Hainan for 10 days before
the Two Meetings this year.
Human rights observers said the travel was a real deal.
Sometimes they were lodged in luxury hotels beside beaches.
They visited many scenic spots and enjoyed luxury dinners.
He Depu said “That was a very pleasant trip; we spent a lot,
but all bills were paid by the local government."
In 2010, Beijing rights activist Xu Xiangyu and her family
were also brought to Hainan for “forcible travel".
Xu said, they had stayed in very good hotels and the food
was also extremely good.
They even spent 1,000 Yuan ($160) for a meal.
Again the CCP authority paid everything for the trip.
Huang Qi, webmaster of 64tianwang.com, said there are
many more examples of petitioners being “forced to travel".
He personally knows at least thousands of them.
Huang Qi, webmaster of 64tianwang.com:"Among those
that got in touch with me, at least over 5,000 had been
『forced to travel out』.
Currently in Chengdu, many petitioners are negotiating
with the authority about 『forcible travel』.
They would agree to be 『forced out of home』 if their income
loss during the trip is compensated for.
To my knowledge the compensation can vary from 300
to 1,000 Yuan per day ($48-161)."
Huang Qi said, some petitioners had firmly refused
“forcible travel", so they would be violently kidnapped,
detained or placed under house arrest by the police.
In the past 10 years, the CCP’s expenses in suppression
of civilians have kept rising.
Since 2011, the expenses of “stability maintenance" have
exceeded military expenditure for 4 consecutive years.
In 2013, the CCP’s defense budget was 740.6 billion Yuan
($119 billion), but its spending on “stability maintenance"
had hit 769 billion Yuan ($123.6 billion).