When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited New Zealand from November 19-21, 2014, the Chinese Consulate hired hundreds of Chinese nationals to form “welcome parties” for the visit.
The groups consisted mostly of Chinese students and members of various Chinese organizations.
Ms. Zhang, a Falun Gong practitioner volunteer at the Tuidang center, who spoke with a number of pro-Communist Chinese, said, “Most of the students are very young, probably about my own children’s age. Yet, they had been misled by the Party and came out to block our banners, unknowingly aiding the regime to do bad deeds.”
The situation began to change after Ms. Zhang and other practitioners talked with these young people, exposing the CCP’s ruthless political campaigns.
“The students lowered their heads as we spoke and listened quietly,” recounted Ms. Zhang. Two students then said to her, “Auntie, we are sorry. We shouldn’t have done that.”
When the young men were asked whether they had joined any Party organizations, one student said he had joined the Communist Youth League, and another had joined the Young Pioneers. Ms. Zhang convinced both young men to quit the party.
Four other students also quit the CCP organizations with Ms. Zhang’s help. “Those girls had gotten off the bus a little earlier than the other students, so I went up to greet and chat with them.” She told the young women that one should act according to one’s conscience, as well as the consequences of blindly following the Chinese Consulate officials to commit wrongdoings.
All four said they had joined the Communist Youth League and agreed to withdraw from the organization.
n addition to talking with members of the welcome groups, Ms. Zhang played excerpts from the audio recording of theNine Commentaries on the Communist Party. Curious and intrigued, the noisy, boisterous students immediately quieted down and listened. After a while, several students said to Ms. Zhang, “We won’t come out to do this again.”
Mr. Zhou, another practitioner working for Tuidang center, related a conversation he had with an elderly woman who was waving a Chinese Communist flag. When Mr. Zhou greeted her and said, “Ma’am, I hope you have a safe and happy future,” she was surprised and asked him what he meant. Mr. Zhou explained to her the real story of Falun Gong and exposed the Communist regime’s hate propaganda. The woman nodded and said she understood.
Soon afterward, the woman had an argument with other pro-Communist supporters. In frustration and anger, she threw the flag on the ground, shouted “No more!” and left.Practitioner Ms. Sun said that she helped 13 students and one visitor from China quit the Communist Party organizations during a peaceful protest at another location on the Chinese delegation’s itinerary. “I’m glad they’re now clear about what is right and what is wrong,” she said.
This story is based on an article from Minghui.org