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National Video Teleconference on Political and Legislative Affairs

Chinascope recently received a document from mainland China, a meeting memo of the National Video Teleconference on Political and Legal Affairs. Based on our previous studies of the People’s Republic of China’s (PRC’s) policies and other related published reports, Chinascope believes that the document is highly credible. The following is a translation of the full text of this document. [1]

The National Video Teleconference on Political and Legislative Affairs was held on December 18, 2009, at 3:00 p.m. The attendees included key party leaders and government officials from the central, provincial, prefectural, and county levels. Meng Jianzhu, the Minister of Public Security (MPS), hosted the three-hour long meeting. Those who spoke at the meeting include Zhou Yongkang, member of the Standing Committee Politburo, head of the Committee on Political and Legislative Affairs of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCCCP) and the Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security, and leader of the Steering Group on Stability Preservation Work; Wang Shengjun, President of the Supreme Court; Cao Jianming, Procurator-General of the Supreme Procuratorate; Yang Huanning, Executive Vice Minister of Public Security; and Wu Aiying, Minister of Justice. The MPS report lists six key tasks for year 2010.

I. Effectively Grasp the Initiative in the Combat against the Enemies

Further enhance our political sensitivity and discernment. Do in-depth studies to accurately grasp the new changes and new characteristics of the enemies’ current situations. Vigorously strengthen intelligence and intelligence operations. Strive to anticipate and prevent the enemies’ actions, and prevail by using preemptive strikes.

First, we need to strengthen the task of securing our ideological field. We should closely monitor the key people, effectively control their activities, constrict their movement space as much as possible, and weaken the effectiveness of their activity. To those enemies inside China and overseas who dare to challenge the bottom line of our political system with illegal and criminal activities, we must strike them with the law, taking a clear-cut stand.

Second, we must do everything we can to safeguard the social stability in Xinjiang and Tibet. We need to conscientiously implement the spirit of the upcoming CCCCP’s Fifth Forum on Tibetan Tasks as well as the CCCCP’s Forum on Xinjiang Tasks; properly handle the critical relationships between the short term and long term, domestic and overseas issues, and the struggle against the enemy and contradictions among our own people; comprehensively strengthen the working mechanism and grass roots level infrastructures on maintaining Xinjiang and Tibet’s stability; and continuously improve the ability to initiate combat, prevent attacks, and handle emergencies. All levels of Tibetan public security authorities need to take further effective measures to strengthen management on all aspects in the community, strengthen the control of key temples and people, insist on beating down the Dalai clique’s sabotage, and make sure to maintain the stability of Tibet and other Tibetan areas.

Third, we must be firm and determined to crack down on the sabotage by “Falun Gong” and other organizations. It is necessary to focus on the fight against “Falun Gong” and dig deep into its underground organization to further weaken its revival ability. Use the law to strengthen the monitoring and control of key people in the religious field and effectively fight against the hostile forces who use religion to infiltrate and sabotage activities inside and outside China.

Fourth, we must pay great attention to combat against the so-called “human rights defenders.” We need to effectively strengthen investigations at the grass roots level, identify those hostile overseas organizations and the key domestic individuals taking part in so called “defending human rights” activities, cut off their communication channels, prevent individuals from becoming leaders of human rights defense groups, prevent the formation of human rights defense organizations, and prevent them from forming an influential force. To those leaders and backbone individuals who stir up others in the name of “defending human rights,” we must strengthen educating, transforming, and controlling them. If they are incorrigible, we need to collect evidence and handle them using legal provisions. For all kinds of “human rights defense” groups, overseas groups, and non-governmental groups, who are funded, controlled, and supported by the Western hostile forces to engage in defending human rights and in infiltration and sabotage activities, we must coordinate with relevant authorities to closely monitor them as well as monitor their agents and their affiliated groups.

Fifth, we need to intensify the fight online. Crack down on illegal online activities such as forming political parties and communities, as well as the spread of illegal information to stir up others. We must do everything to stop the spread of harmful information, and prevent the hostile forces and individuals from establishing online fronts that could eventually form a force. To those who use the Internet and other new media to attack the party and the government and attempt to create ideological confusion, once discovered, they should be immediately deleted or blocked. Then we need to investigate it online and detect their physical location as soon as possible. We need to effectively integrate various resources and step up control of the Internet. The Internet police force needs to be extended to the county-level; their online patrol effort needs to reach toward relatively weak areas such as the online QQ groups and Twitters. We must enhance our effort to improve online detection, supervision, control, and handling abilities, prevent the formation of covert criminal organizations, and prevent the formation of destructive forces that could stir up society.

II. Actively Prevent and Appropriately Handle Major Massive Social Unrest

First, thoroughly carry out the work to resolve conflicts and disputes.

Second, establish and improve the mechanism for dealing with emergency situations.

Third, focus on improving on-site handling ability.

Fourth, strengthen the development of emergency support.

III. Fully Implement Public Security’s Management and Control Measures

First, insist on the “strike hard” policy to harshly crack down on all serious criminal activities.
Second, follow the unified arrangements of the Committee for Comprehensive Management of Public Security to fix critical security issues and carry out the cleanup of places with poor public security. The focus is on suburban areas, critical residential areas inside cities, small hotels, rental houses, KTV and ballrooms, bath and massage houses, and hair salons.

Third, focus on strengthening the management of key populations, key items, and key sites; be determined to prevent loopholes in the areas of management and control. The key population includes the mobile population, high-risk individuals that could potentially be involved in violence and terrorist groups, individuals with criminal records who have a tendency to take revenge on communities, and mental patients who are likely to make trouble. Key items include firearms and ammunition, dangerous explosives, and regulated cutlery. Key sites include entertainment places, the market place, hotels, and Internet services.
Fourth, build a street-level monitoring network and actively promote a dynamic prevention and control system for public security. We will strive for completing this prevention and control system at the provincial, municipal, and county levels within three years, starting next year.

IV. Do Well in the Security Work for the Shanghai World Expo and the Guangzhou Asian Games

V. Further Promote the “Three Basics” Project and the “Three Developments” [3]

First, accelerate the development of information technology in public security departments. Build a “Grand Intelligence” information system [2] in public security government organs and comprehensively promote the second stage of the “Golden Shield Project.” Strive to finish the intelligence information platform at the provincial, municipal, and county levels before the end of next year.
Second, vigorously strengthen the development of standard law enforcement procedure.

Third, strive to build a harmonious relationship between the police and the public.

Fourth, further strengthen the grass roots development of public security work.

VI. Further Strengthen and Improve the Public Security Team

First, further enhance the efforts in education and training. For next year, focus on doing a good job in running the three training classes for directors of municipal police stations, political directors of provincial and municipal public security authorities, and leaders of provincial and municipal information departments of the public security authorities. The provincial and municipal public security authorities shall give extensive training to all grass roots level police station chiefs.

Second, further intensify supervision and management.

Third, further increase benefits to police officers.

The state security authorities’ “people’s defense” and the “610” Office’s task arrangements will be covered in another meeting.

[1] Source: Chinascope.
[2] The “Grand Intelligence” information system is a system shared by all police and public security personnel throughout China.
[3]The “Three Basics” project refers to:
Focus on the basic level of police forces, improve the basic infrastructure of the police work, and train every policeman in basic skills.
“Three Developments” refers to:
Development of information technology in the public security system; development of standard law enforcement procedures; development of a harmonious relationship between the police and the public.