Statement against Task Force 616
Anna Ruiqin Wang
Sep. 2, 2020
Since I issued an open letter during the Two National Sessions on May 20, 2020, calling for the dismissal of Xi Jinping, the Chinese Communist Party seemed to be confronting a great enemy and rapidly established the “616 Task Force” composed of the national security, public security, courts and other departments. On May 31, Qinghai Province High Court sealed the assets and bank account of Qinghai East Lake Hotel; on June 18, the business inspection team of Qinghai Province Public Security Bureau took away the financial documents and receipts of the company in the name of “suspicion of economic crimes”. On July 13, my home and offices were ransacked, and my family members, employees and company were under great suppression. On the afternoon of Sep. 2, Beijing time, my residence in Beijing was also searched.
After the setup of the special task force, it has gone back and forth in several provinces such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Hainan and Henan Province, spent a lot of money to conduct large-scale personal questioning and examinations in secret. The company was established in 1996 and has been in operation for nearly 25 years now, and the task force has checked our accounts one by one, searched, questioned everyone who has dealt with me and my company in the past one by one. The task force has interviewed and threatened hundreds of people, harassing them constantly so as to find me convicted of crimes, which includes my brother who was questioned 3 times, my sister questioned 7 times, and the company manager and office staff harassed several times. In order to prevent loss of contact, my brother asked the family members to return to his hometown in Kaifeng from various places for mutual protection. My second elder sister returned to Kaifeng from Shanghai in spite of illness, and the task force ordered her to return to Shanghai immediately the next day; my younger sister was so frightened that she was even hospitalized; My Beijing employee was so brutally interrogated several times that she had to find someone to look after the child every time. My niece, who is a handicapped girl, yet was deliberately asked to wait outside the police station for a long time. the task force’s methods were brutal and indecent. They repeatedly asked the same questions, and threatened with “take away and imprisoned” at every turn and scolded with fingerpointing and loud voices. All these means of unceasing torture and intimidation brought great pressure to my family members and employees. They lived in great fear and were harmed physically and mentally, which seriously affected their normal lives. What the task force is doing is absolutely political persecution. The staff of the task force are the CCP’s accomplices and minions. Their crazy behavior is beyond the scope of normal duties. Justice has long arms. The wicked will be punished for what they have done and seen as enemies of all.
Finally I would like to make the statements as follows:
- I strongly oppose to illegal searching of my residence and offices.
- I strongly oppose to freezing the company’s and my personal assets and accounts.
- Do stop the intimidation and persecution of my family members, employees, relatives and friends.
- I will look for the bullies in the task force and report them to the United States and international human rights institutions so that they have to pay the prices for their crimes.