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China's stabilization: Underground Prison against Petitioners Run by Security Company

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Underground Prison against Petitioners Run by A Security Company in Beijing: China’s Stabilization


Mr Wen Jiabao, China’s Premier, talked at the UN in New York about the universial values, namely, the human rights and freedom. But do you know what is happening in China?

A security company named “An Ding Yuan” in Beijing is rising, whose main business is detaining and escorting the petitioners from the provinces. It sets up underground prisons and contrasts with local governments.


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Petitioners around the Beijing Nanzhan railway station. Most of them have been detained by the An Ding Yuan. Some have been detained for more than once.

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Dai Yuequan, a petitioner, has appealed against the An Ding Yuan on its illegal detention in the underground prison, but received no reply.

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“Escorting vehicle” used by the An Ding Yuan for the sending the petitioners back to the provinces.

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Contract text between the An Ding Yuan and a local government.

It reads:
Power of Attorney (NO:XXXX)
The Trustor:_______________________
The Trustee:_______________________

Business of Trusting: Hereby, the Gov’t of ______(City), ______(Province), in accordance with the “Quick Claim and Quick Disuasion” aganst the Abnormal Petitioners issued by XXXXXXX(omitted authority), commissions the Trustee escorting ____(number) petitioner(s) from ________________(city, province) back.
Wish you do well in the bussiness.

Attached with: Table of Abnormal Petitioners

The Trustor:
Signature of the representative:
Contract:

The Trustee:
Signature of the representative:
Contract:


Date: ______________________






Points of the article:
1. Nightmare of the petitioners: powerless resistance
2. Background of the An Ding Yuan: a peasant from Hebei province controls the fate of the petitioners?
3. Contracted “stabilization”: underground prison


Long Zhi, Yang Yipei, journalists of Southern Matropolitan, from Beijing, Guangxi, Fujian, Hebei, Hunan

A security company named “An Ding Yuan” is rising in Beijing. In several years, the Beijing An Ding Yuan Security and Prevention Technology Service Co. LTD (the An Ding Yuan hereafter) has received many honors as the top company in the security industry in China.

But more and more investigations conducted by the media show that the major service provided by the An Ding Yuan is detaining and escorting the petitioners in Beijing from the provinces. It is believed that this rising security company has set up many underground prisons in Beijing, and it contrasts with local governments for detaining and sending back the petitioners. Violence is used against the petitioners by the An Ding Yuan.

Liao Wang (Outlook) , a weekly news magazine run by the Xinhua News Agency, has criticized the underground prisons by citing an authoritative report that there are 73 sites in Bejing reserved by the provincial and local governments for detaining the petitioners, among which 57 sites are run by the local governments (the prefectures and the cities), accounting for 78%....

Who granted the “An Ding Yuan”s the power to detaining the people?

For half a year, journalists of the Southern Metropolitan, a Guangzhou based newspaper, made a thorough investigation on the concealed “business” of the An Ding Yuan...

Part 1. Nightmare of the Petitioners: Powerless Resistance

How is the An Ding Yuan Nightmare hitting the petitioners? What happens to them in the underground prisoner? Behind the wantonly deeds of detaining and sending back the petitioners, who is the client of the An Ding Yuan?

A: The Story of Zhang Yaochun, a Policewoman

Policewoman petitoner sent to the underground prison

Three days after arriving Beijing, Zhang Yaochun went for the Beijing Office of Guangxi Zhuang Ethnic Autonomous Region after received a phone call. Along with her was Lin Difen, a petitioner from Zhanjiang, Guangxi.

The Guijing Hotel (or Guangxi-Beijing Hotel), between the Shuangjing Bridge and Guomao Bridge, is where the Beijing Office of Guangxi locates. It is closed, and you have to cross an iron gate to enter or exit, which is just against the up-pass with endless traffics..

On Nov. 16, 2009, Beijing was under a cold whether of minus five degree celsius. When Zhang Yaochun came to this Guijing Hotel, she felt nothing wrong, but she was vigilant and had Lin Difen left in a small hotel outside the gate of the Guijing Hotel.

Before 2000, Zhang Yaochun was a police working in the Household Registry Office of the Public Security Bureau of Hepu County. And earlier she had been working in the Interior Security Office for two years, in charge of the gun registry and filing. She found it surprising that the guns were ill-managed, that some cadres even sold guns to the private patrons... ①

In an administrative checking, Zhao Yaochun reported the facts to the “Checking Group”, and submitted a written material. She was then removed from her office and them dismissed with an excuse of “unqualification”.

In 2001, the Southern Weekend reported this event. But things did not change while Zhang Yaochun’s situation got harder as she was now fighting against the whole insterest group. What she had revealed were proved and desposed one by one, but her own job problem was not settled at all. What’s more, in 2007 Summar, one of her former colleague refused to give her her second generation ID card. She became an identity-less citizen in this country.

Since the first visit to Beijing for petition, Zhang Yaochun had dealt with the “Beijing Office” officials for countless times, and it was the charging official named Zhu who called her for interview this time.

She came as called to find herself at stake: besides officials from Beihai, Guangxi, two more plain-clothed police were waiting for her at the mouth of lane--- those who to catch her appeared. She tried to run off, but failed with the mouth of the lane was blocked by men.

What was warting for her was a white Iveco, with words on the vehicle--“An Ding Yuan Escorting”. Two young men in black uniform rushed out. The uniform was so acquainted with Zhang. It was completely similar with that of the sepecial police, only with the words at the arm to be “special service”.

This was the first time when the An Ding Yuan was known to the petitioner Zhang Yaochun. Five months later, when she was cought once again by the An Ding Yuan, she even talked with one of the “special service” men well-acquainted.

In the vehicle, Zhang asked: “Where are you going to send me to?”

He replied: “You will know later.”

Zhang protested: “I have the right to know where I am going. You are violating my human rights.”

Two of the “special service” men warned her: Death or silence.

The “Beijing Office” officials watched all of the process, Zhang remembered, they even helped to push her into the vehicle.

But they are not only on colaboration, but also in contracting. They called for the An Ding Yuan.

They had reached an agreement earlier the local government contracted with the An Ding Yuan for escorting the petitioners. And this kind of contracting is the most ugly but profitable business in An Ding Yuan.

The “prison vehicle” was taking Zhang Yaochun afar, and one hour later, they arrived at a place that had no road sign at all. Zhang found an arrow with words of “Beijing-Tianjin High-speed Railway”, and sign for “Fourth Ring South” throught the window of the vehicle. Around is ragged factories and warehouses, as well as trees. It was frightening quite.

At the evening, the vehicle stopped at a building with words “Kai An Da Reservation Warehouse” written. It was a ragged factory with a two-storey building inside and four small iron gates around, painted red.
 
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I know about this. I lived in China.

I just don't know what you expect outsiders to do. China is sealed.
 

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You know, it infuriates me that our government and others in the West try to make these matters into some stain against the entire Chinese government. Here you have the reality presented of corrupt local officials kidnapping petitioners looking to the national government and yet people are trying to spin it as a condemnation of China as a whole.

If the national government were so horrible and complicit in these acts why would there be any need to prevent petitioners from showing up? Why even have such a system? By trying to demonize China's entire government and system people are harming the cause of protecting human rights there.
 

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If the national government were so horrible and complicit in these acts why would there be any need to prevent petitioners from showing up? Why even have such a system? By trying to demonize China's entire government and system people are harming the cause of protecting human rights there.
Maybe you are not familiar with the Asian custom of saving face. That is precisely what the Chinese government does all the time. They know people want freedoms, so they give them token avenues like the one in the OP. Then they clamp down on them as soon as anything gets out of hand. It's kind of like how during the Beijing Olympics, the Chinese government caved to international pressure and allowed peaceful protests -- as long as they were in designated protest zones, a.k.a places completely out of sight from tourists and the general public.

The Chinese government is corrupt. It is not only corrupt on the human rights front, its court systems are completely useless, and crony capitalism is erroding their nation from the foundation onward. When the head of the snake is corrupt, the whole body eventually follows. The Chinese may play fair on the international stage, but domestic business is so crooked I could hardly believe some of the things I heard about when I was living there: cutting costs on building materials that prevent damage during natural disaster or as the building ages, special favours, paying off officials to ignore safety protocols, blatantly and unapologetically ripping off the public, false advertising (which is not illegal there), willful collusion between firms (illegal in the western world, but not there), the list goes on. It all starts with government.
 
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Maybe you are not familiar with the Asian custom of saving face. That is precisely what the Chinese government does all the time. They know people want freedoms, so they give them token avenues like the one in the OP. Then they clamp down on them as soon as anything gets out of hand.
I really can't stand these conspiracy theories all the time. Look at what the OP says:

But more and more investigations conducted by the media show that the major service provided by the An Ding Yuan is detaining and escorting the petitioners in Beijing from the provinces. It is believed that this rising security company has set up many underground prisons in Beijing, and it contrasts with local governments for detaining and sending back the petitioners. Violence is used against the petitioners by the An Ding Yuan.

Liao Wang (Outlook) , a weekly news magazine run by the Xinhua News Agency, has criticized the underground prisons by citing an authoritative report that there are 73 sites in Bejing reserved by the provincial and local governments for detaining the petitioners, among which 57 sites are run by the local governments (the prefectures and the cities), accounting for 78%
Not only does it clearly refer to the local governments controlling these sites and using a company to assist them, it refers to media including one run by Xinhua as criticizing and reporting on these abuses. That hardly creates the image you want of the monolithic Chinese government that exerts totalitarian oppression on all the citizens who disagree with them.

The Chinese government is corrupt. It is not only corrupt on the human rights front, its court systems are completely useless, and crony capitalism is erroding their nation from the foundation onward. When the head of the snake is corrupt, the whole body eventually follows. The Chinese may play fair on the international stage, but domestic business is so crooked I could hardly believe some of the things I heard about when I was living there: cutting costs on building materials that prevent damage during natural disaster or as the building ages, special favours, paying off officials to ignore safety protocols, blatantly and unapologetically ripping off the public, false advertising (which is not illegal there), willful collusion between firms (illegal in the western world, but not there), the list goes on. It all starts with government.
Corruption is common throughout the world and especially in the third world. China is actually in the better half of countries in terms of corruption and India is actually worse in that respect. Of course, that is not something you will hear talk about regularly in the Western media.
 

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reminds me of black water. except black water goes around the world murdering random people
 

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Re: China's stabilization: Underground Prison against Petitioners Run by Security Com

I really can't stand these conspiracy theories all the time. Look at what the OP says:



Not only does it clearly refer to the local governments controlling these sites and using a company to assist them, it refers to media including one run by Xinhua as criticizing and reporting on these abuses. That hardly creates the image you want of the monolithic Chinese government that exerts totalitarian oppression on all the citizens who disagree with them.
To speak like that, you are too simple and naive. Even for a man, he would behave himself when was shown before the public. How do you know what evil he is thinking?

There is gaps between the revolutionary theory propogandaed by Chinese authority and the corrupt reality China actually is, as well as gaps between the written law and the illegality done by the authority.

For the topic of petitioners, as there is no independent Judiciary in China and the litigation procedures are too complicated and time & money-consuming for remedy, peopele, especially those from rural area, would rather resort to the petitioning approach. Rediculously, on one hand, the authority pulicize the officials who are kind to the petitioners which encouraged more petitioner, and on the other hand, the central gov't allocated numerical limits to the provincial and local gov'ts for allowed petitioners. The local gov'ts have no choice but to control anybody who would have a petition, rather than tackling the true problem for the people. With the gradual effort of lawyers, undisguised violation of written law are not so effective. So they make conspiracys with security gov'ts

Corruption is common throughout the world and especially in the third world. China is actually in the better half of countries in terms of corruption and India is actually worse in that respect. Of course, that is not something you will hear talk about regularly in the Western media.
 

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Re: China's stabilization: Underground Prison against Petitioners Run by Security Com

I really can't stand these conspiracy theories all the time. Look at what the OP says:



Not only does it clearly refer to the local governments controlling these sites and using a company to assist them, it refers to media including one run by Xinhua as criticizing and reporting on these abuses. That hardly creates the image you want of the monolithic Chinese government that exerts totalitarian oppression on all the citizens who disagree with them.



Corruption is common throughout the world and especially in the third world. China is actually in the better half of countries in terms of corruption and India is actually worse in that respect. Of course, that is not something you will hear talk about regularly in the Western media.
A pro-communist independent, hahahahahaha. Could you possibly be anymore transparent? NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
 
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