Villagers in Heibei province came together and signed an appeal asking local officials to release Wang Xiaodong, a Falun Gong practitioner. CCP officials responded by sending large numbers of officials to intimidate the villagers. While the CCP doesn't have enough money for basic social services, NTD estimates that the country spends a staggering 300 billion US dollars on security, most of it for maintaining stability--a euphamism for the violent suppression of people and the maintenance of authoritarian rule.
Villagers in Heibei province have rallied around and offered their support to Wang Xiaodong a local Falun Gong practitioner who has been detained. Officials from the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee have directed local officials to force the villagers to renounce their support of him and sign a document slandering Falun Gong. It is Zhou Yongkang himself who brings the current issues facing China into focus: the core issue facing China is that the persecution of Falun Gong must be stopped.
The persecution has not only destroyed the legal system in China, but also the moral basis of the society. In addition, it has used up a major portion of the government's finances. To add insult to injury, the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee suppress the policies of Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao, preventing them from doing anything constructive.
The CCP has accumulated a lot of wealth over the past 30 years as a result of opening up economically. But public health insurance, pensions and education have not improved substantially.
On May 2, Wen Jiabao hosted a government meeting and said that the frame of a social security system has been developed, but its level and coverage need to be improved. Why? Because the nation is short of money.
Another example in terms of school buses: the State Council promoted "school bus safety regulations". They are very complete, but can't be implemented because a shortage of money. Funding for education in China is already very tight, and it is impossible to find extra money for school buses. So, where does all the money go?
Only to support the house arrest one man, Chen Guangcheng, the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee spent 60 million Renminbi per year, or about 9.5 million US dollars. So how much does the persecution of Falun Gong with its 70 million practitioners?
From official documents that have been made public, we know the budget for public security in 2012 has reached 702 billion Renminbi, surpassing the military budget of 670 billion Renminbi, while the budget for education is only 28% of the other two at 378 billion.
The calculation here does not include income from fines received by staff of the Political and Legislative Affairs Committee. It has been reported that income from traffic fines alone is 50% of the military expenditure. This estimation rounds out at 2 trillion Renminbi or over 300 billion US dollars the amount the CCP puts towards security, with the largest portion going towards internal security.