A second Chinese defector, former policeman Hao Fengjun, supports Chen's claim.
It is responsible for monitoring, studying and analyzing matters relating to Falun Gong, and recommending policy measures for combatting Falun Gong, and also what the Communist Party calls "heretical cults" and "harmful qigong organisations"; and for promptly notifying municipal party committees of trends and developments within "cults".
The Chinese defectors have alleged that the 6-10 Office operates a large network of spies and informants across the globe, designed to gather information regarding dissident actions abroad. These alleged spies include businessmen, diplomats and students who are sent abroad. They were said to be given tasks such as infiltrating dissident groups, but also gathering business and military intelligence.
It has been claimed that up to 1000 spies operate in Australia. There has also been claim of an attempt to coerce an Australian tourist in Beijing into spying on dissidents. The Chinese Ambassador to Australia has denied such claims.