This is an article published in vice.com from an author that found a Chinese 10 Yuan banknote with a Tuidang message written on it. Because of severe repression in China, Tuidang volunteers inside China often invite people to Tuidang (or Quit the Chinese Communist Party) by writing notes on Chinese currency.
The article says, “I have a very special Chinese banknote. It’s only worth ten Yuan, but it might be the most precious object I own. The front of the note shows a drawing of the former leader of the Communist Party, Mao Zedong….
“During a recent reporting trip to China, I found myself with a group of journalists and Chinese fixers sitting in the biggest mall in Shanghai eating shitty pizza at a fake Pizza Hut. When it was time to pay for the food, we all pulled out our cash. Amy, a Chinese student who showed us around, took the stack of bills and handed it to the waitress. Not long after that she came back with one piece of legal tender in her hand, stammering that the restaurant didn’t accept the cash because it was a “bad note”. I asked why, but she wouldn’t say. “Later, later,” she told me. When she offered up the bad banknote to my group, I snatched it up….
Amy told the author, “The note says you have to abandon the Party in order to be free….
“Nobody wanted to discuss the bill with me. But the more people turned me down to talk about it, the more I wanted to solve the mystery of my strange banknote.
A translation of what is written on the note:
How many prophets have warned
Humanity knows great decay
Retreat from the ranks and levels of the Chinese Communist Party
And wait for the moment till the Great Law will guard peace
Blessings and protection for those who show kindness to Dafa.
That Great Law is another name for the Fa, the theoretical arm of Falun Dafa.
Human rights groups attest that the CCP is responsible for imprisoning and executing thousands of Falun Gong practitioners. Also – according to China watchers – thousand of Falun Gong followers were sent to labour camps in order to convince them to abandon the spiritual discipline.
Since 2006, there are vicious rumours that organs of Falun Gong-members are being traded on the Chinese organ market. And up until today, everything that has something to do with the movement is censored. Chinese embassies seem to be used to suppressing Falun Gong-tendencies among their people at home and abroad.