Gōngyíng Bǎowèi Shūjichù
|Parent department||Office of the State of Chairman|
The Public Security Secretariat (Xiaodongese: 公营保卫书记处; Gōngyíng Bǎowèi Shūjichù) commonly known as the "Shujichu" (the fuhao romanisation of "Secretariat") is the intelligence agency of the Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong. It oversees domestic, foreign and military intelligence agencies. It is led by a Director who is appointed by the State Chairman and also a member of the armed forces.
The Shujichu was created in 1937 during the Xiaodongese Civil War as the Special Organisation to Eliminate Counter-Revolution (特別組織肅清反革命) that was a branch of the Xiaodongese Defence Force and subservient to the Joint Command of the Defence Force. In 1953, the Special Organisation was renamed the Public Security Secretariat and was made answerable to the State Presidium of Xiaodong. From the creation of the Auspicious Republic to the modern day the Shujichu was served as a secret police force, continuing to operate a large intelligence network within the country and Coius in general. In the 1980's some of its powers were gradually stripped back. Since Normalisation it has increased its role in Xiaodongese society in monitoring dissent.
The Shujichu is responsible for collecting information, counterterrorism and covert operations in the interests and security of the Xiaodongese state and people. The Shujichu has been accused of still operating as a secret police force, engaging in state terrorism and assassinating political figures abroad.
Methods and Operations
The Shujichu is officially part of the Xiaodongese Defence Forces, but unlike other military divisions is responsible directly to the State Presidium rather than the Ministry of Defence and Military Planning (MoDMP) and the Ministry of the Interior. It is led by a Director, a military officer appointed by the State Chairman. It is divided into 9 directorates.
- Communications and Cyber Security Directorate -
- Counter-intelligence Directorate - The Counter-Intelligence Directorate was tasked with counterintelligence within Xiaodong, and so functions as the main domestic security branch of the Shujichu. The Counter-Intelligence Directorate is the largest body within the Shujichu and the primary directorate dealing with day-to-day intelligence work within Xiaodong. The CID is accused of spending more time monitoring the population of Xiaodong than engaging in genuine counterintelligence work.
- Economic Security Directorate - The Economic Security Directorate is officially tasked with "protecting the economic well-being of the Auspicious Republic of Xiaodong" which includes the prevention of economic sabotage by domestic and foreign sources. The ESD was created in 1938 following Operation Red Pheasant, when Senria launched industrial sabotage within Xiaodong to hinder its re-industrialisation. During the days of Xiaodong's command economy, members of this directorate would be posted in every workplace (larger and more important workplaces would have more then one posted within) where they would root out saboteurs. If economic targets were not being met then it would be their responsibility to root out those deemed to be hindering economic progress. Since the dismantlement of the command economy in the 1980's, the ESD has been tasked with countering industrial espionage, and has worked closely with Xiaodongese corporations to ensure the economic security of Xiaodong from foreign governments.
- Foreign Security Directorate
- Military Directorate - The Military Directorate observes and collects information related to military affairs. These duties include assessing the military capabilities of other nations as well as observing the military itself for signs of insubordination. Its duties overlap regularly with the foreign security directorate, and itself was informally split into three branches - intelligence relating to the army, navy and airforce.
- Personal Protection Directorate - The Personal Protection Directorate is responsible for overseeing the safety of senior officials within the government. This includes the State Chairman, First Minister, members of the Council of Ministers and the State Presidium. They were sometimes (incorrectly) referred to in English as the presidential guard.
- Technology and Research Directorate - The Technology and Research Directorate is primarily tasked with research into new ways of spying and defending Xiaodong. The Technology and Research Directorate directly handles the production of chemical and biological weapons and assesses the technological capability of perceived opponents. They work closely with the military in the production of military technology.
- Immigration and Movement Directorate - The Immigration and Movement Directorate is designed to track the movement of the population of Xiaodong, as well as monitor who entered and exited the country. Xiaodong implemented draconian immigration protocols during the 1940's after massive brain drain during the 1930's with it being extremely difficult to enter the country under any circumstances or exit it. Those on collective farms had to have permission from local authorities to move to a different region within the country, and to exit the country altogether citizens needed special permission from the Ministry of International Relations. The Directorates powers were reduced after the government abolished internal passports in 1953.
- Labour and re-education Directorate - The Labour and re-education directorate officially manages the prison camp system in Xiaodong. The prison camps are divided into two categories - the labour camps (designed for criminals who would perform hard labour) and the re-education camps (designed for political prisoners). Prison camps are notorious for their poor conditions, long working hours and harsh punishments with torture being common. The re-education camp system was scaled back during the 2000's with over half the camps - predominantly re-education camps - being closed or transferred to the police.
List of Directors
|1||Brigadier General Shen Jinping||December 14, 1934 - June 12, 1950|
|2||General Han Fuqing||June 12, 1950 - March 8, 1957|
|3||Brigadier General Sun Yuting||March 8, 1957 - 17 April, 1970|
|4||General Qiao Hanying||17 April, 1970 - 18 July, 1984|
|5||Brigadier General Chen Yaoguo||18 July, 1984 - April 16, 1995|
|6||General Li Huaqing||September 30, 1995 - February 14, 2007|
|8||General Chen Bingzhang||February 14, 2007 – present|