The two men met with me again in the office at 3:00p.m.
The 610 took out my written testimony from his briefcase, saying to me, “I read through it during the noon break. I have read it three times, respectfully. Really excellent article — sensible, concise, clear, and touching! Your handwriting is really beautiful! Few people can write so beautifully nowadays! Tang, you are really a gifted lady — accomplishing such an excellent seventeen pages of article with such beautiful handwriting in one night, without altering a word.”
“If it were me, I couldn’t write a word in such a place,” the Labor Camp Bureau official mumbled.
The 610 said that they would submit my written testimony to the Guangdong Provincial Government. Thereupon he told me to sign the printed testimony.
“You have falsified my testimony.”
“I’ve written down exactly what you said.”
“No! I didn’t say that!” I picked a falsified part from the article as example and told him how I had testified.
“The meaning is the same.”
“The meaning is utterly different!”
“Then what do you want me to do?!”
“Rewrite all the falsified parts exactly according to my original words!”
“No way! It’s too fussy!”
“Then I won’t sign!”
He thereupon asked me to erase the falsified parts, write down my original words beside them and press my fingerprints over the handwritten parts.
Only after finishing all this did I sign the printed testimony.