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Party Policy vs People Conscience: What Do Community Bulletin Boards in China Tell Us?


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On the 65th anniversary of the day the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) took control of China, sources in China report that material slandering Falun Gong was prominently placed on Party-controlled bulletin boards in numerous locales across the country. (October 1 is National Day in China, the anniversary of Party rule)
However, the grassroots level happens to be in many local communities influenced by  the Tuidang, quit CCP movement .

An Unscientific but Telling Study

The contents of bulletin boards appear at the Party’s lowest levels as street offices and residential committees whose job it is to maintain files on every citizen.

The results from the 29 bulletin boards visited, four maintained by street offices and 25 by residential committees, show that on only 4 of the bulletin boards it was the information slandered Falun Gong (14% of those sampled). Of the four bulletins that followed the CCP’s persecution policy, three were controlled by residential committees and one by a street office.

One out of four street office bulletin boards followed the persecution policy (25%), while only three out of the 25 residential committees did (12%). Residential committees rank one level lower in the Party hierarchy than street offices.
This small sample suggests that the lower you go in the Party hierarchy – the more grassroots the level is – the more likely it is that people defy the official persecution policy.

Letters to local residential committee

Falun Gong practitioners and Tuidang activist in China send letters to their local residential committee, in one example it was written in the letters:  “Greetings. You have posted slanderous contents about Falun Gong and announced rewards for people who report practitioners. We have removed the slanderous information, but you keep posting new ones.
We think this is because you don’t know the truth about Falun Gong. As of November 2014, Falun Gong has spread to over 100 countries on five continents. More than 100 million people around the world practice Falun Gong. They are from all walks of life, as well as from many different ethnicities.
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