The annual report from the Hangzhou City Public Security Bureau shows that the suppression of faith-based groups has gone underground – it has become the "hidden front." The Chinese police waste no time on enforcement. Internet censorship and control of social unrest continue to be the focus of Chinese law enforcement.
In April 2007, the Tai Shun County government, Jiangsu Province published a 2005 report that provided insight into the methods the County used in its crackdown on Falun Gong and Xinjiang Uygur groups.
According to an investigation report by a local People’s Congress in Xinjiang, the persecution of Falun Gong and Xinjiang ethnic groups were considered priorities in maintaining social and political stability. The development of secret forces and overseas intelligence were also at the top of the list.
On July 30, 2007, Xinhua republished an article from China Economic Times on poverty in China. The article discusses four major problems pertaining to poverty in China: 1.) The widening disparity in income; 2.) Inadequate medical care in poor regions; 3.) Rural poverty and 4.) Poor people being deprived of socio-economic welfare benefits.
Statistics provided by the China Ministry of Public Security show there are a staggering 2.30 million private security workers in China, far surpassing even the number of policemen in the entire country. Over half of them are not subject to any government regulation. Their names are not on file with the public security authorities and they have little training. Hired by private companies, “they do not abide by the law, but follow the money and do whatever their employers tell them, thus playing the role of ‘evil, black thugs.’”
As part of China’s celebration of the one-year countdown to the Olympics, the Beijing Prison Administration launched a two-week celebration campaign in all the prisons under its jurisdiction. Inmates are reportedly pledging good behavior to support the government for a flawless Olympics.