It was quite some time ago when I encountered a pleasant middle-aged man in a shopping center in Mainland China.
We struck up a conversation, and I asked him if he had heard of Tuidang (quit the party), the movement to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliates. He told me he hadn’t.
“Most CCP officials are very corrupt,” I responded, “and the majority of them steal money from taxpayers. Since the regime took power in 1949, eighty million Chinese people have died of unnatural causes.”
I continued, “There’s one crisis after another in China. Party members still have a chance to save themselves.” The man nodded in agreement.
When I asked him if he was a member of the CCP, he said that he was, and that he had also joined its youth organizations in the past.
I said, “Since you have pledged loyalty to the Party with your life, you should retract these vows to protect your future.”
He wanted me to quit for him.
That night, I used a nickname to register his withdrawal on the “Tuidang” website.
I ran into the man again two days later. He told me he is a government official and hoped to retire in a few years. I said, “I thought you were an official. Please use your power and influence to protect Falun Gong practitioners.”
He told me that he had no objection to people practicing Falun Gong and knew that Jiang Zemin, Luo Gan, Zhou Yongkang and those in the 610 Office are responsible for the persecution. He also knows about the regime’s crime oforgans from living Falun Gong practitioners.
He put his hand on my shoulder and said, “Next time we meet, we will meet as friends. Please look after yourself.”