What Happens When The PSB Invites You For Tea

Laohei has been invited to “tea” by the PSB. The reason for them investigating him was that he ordered online, a couple of T-shirts supporting Miles Kwok in 2017. But the merchandise did not arrive. Laohei thought the shirts he ordered were lost, then two uniformed policeman showed up at his doorstep for a casual chat with him. They were very slow and patient in their approach, showing no signs that they were investigating him at first. Then another policeman showed up to confirm his identity, followed by a fourth man in plain clothes who appeared to be their superior. They entered his house and the leader went through a few books on his bookshelf. Then, they asked him to go back with them.

Laohei was scared stiff, but he tried hard not to show it. He asked for permission to take a shower before going off with them. In the bathroom, he uninstalled his social media apps with anti-CCP contacts and hurriedly destroyed any incriminating information he could think of.

At the police station, they took his mobile phone and transferred all data from it to their computers. They questioned him and Laohei pretended not to know anything about Miles Kwok and thought the T-shirts were trendy. They took his fingerprints, palm prints and even took a blood sample from him! The investigation took 6 hours.

A week later, they called him again. They managed to retrieve something from his mobile phone – a WhatsApp group with an anti-communist message. Fortunately, he did not contribute anything to the discussions. He claimed that he was added into the group without his knowledge. There were literally thousands of people in the group and Laohei managed to convince the police that he didn’t know any of them. Unfortunately for the contacts in the WhatsApp group, the police had begun to track them down.

After that second session at the police station, Laohei got more and more worried. Why did they take his blood sample? Was it to register him as an involuntary organ donor? The more he thought of it, the more worried he got. Wealthy foreigners and high ranking cadres requiring organ transplants were often able to get an instant match. Would folks like him, like Falungong victims, be made to disappear and donate their organs?

That was what made Laohei so determined to migrate to Spain at the earliest opportunity.