The number of withdrawals from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations has surpassed 100 million, after six years of peaceful participation from Chinese people in the grassroots Tuidang (Quit the CCP) Movement.
In August 2011, people from all over the world, including the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand, held activities in the form of peaceful rallies and demonstrations to celebrate this remarkable milestone.
“It is indeed a great thing and a blessing. For all the 100 million Chinese people who have already withdrawn from the CCP, they have indeed obtained spiritual freedom are liberated from all kinds of control by the CCP,” Yi Rong, Chairperson of the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP, spoke at a celebratory event in New York.
“This is an epoch-making historical event of this century. It marks the Chinese’s reflection and awakening to the brutal ideology and practice of communism, and their refusal to sacrifice for the last communist regime,” said Wu Baozhang, director of the former Chinese Department of Canton and former Xinhua News Agency.
He noted that the Tuidang Movement arose when the world is becoming increasingly opposed to dictatorship, and is pursuing freedom and democracy, and that this trend has continued ever since the fall of the Soviet Union and the Eastern Communists, to the Arab Spring.
Political leaders from the United States, Canada, and Hong Kong and Taiwan legislators have forwarded messages of congratulations regarding this milestone.
On Sep. 23, 2011, eight members of the U.S. Congress, led by Thaddeus McCotter, passed a resolution that condemns the CCP’s persecution of prisoners of conscience, and supports the 100 million Quitting the CCP.
The Chinese-language Epoch Times published the first part in a nine-part editorial series called “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” on Nov. 19, 2004. The series, through its honest coverage of the brutality and deception the CCP used to rule China, immediately grabbed the attention of the Chinese people. A social movement known in Chinese as “Tuidang,” which means “quit the Party,” sprang up almost overnight. Chinese people began conducting the “Three Withdrawals”—that is, they renounce their ties with the CCP and its affiliated organizations, specifically the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers, with written or online statements.
The number Chinese people who quit exceeded 1 million on April 21, 2005, and passed 10 million on April 25, 2006. The 100 million milestone was reached on Aug. 7, 2011, and now the daily number of withdrawals averages at 60,000.
“When many people on the mainland join the Communist Party, it does not mean that they like or support the CCP. They do it purely for the personal gains; being a party member will allow an individual to occupy a favorable position,” said Chen Shuqing, a Zhejiang Democrat.
“This kind of withdrawal is actually a reflection of oneself, and one will reflect on one’s own political choices and political tendencies. I think it can in fact be regarded as a civic movement,” said Jiao Guobiao, former associate professor at Peking University’s School of Journalism and Communication.
In all parts of China, llarge numbers of quitting party slogans are displayed on banners in streets, parks and residential areas, including “Heaven wants to eliminate the CCP”, and “The three withdrawals keep you safe,” and so on. Even renminbi bills with slogans written on them are being circulated everywhere.
There are now over 100 service centers for quitting the CCP all over the world. Every day, a large number of “Nine Commentaries” area being distributed to promote the “three withdrawals”. Volunteers from all over the world, including people in China, and Falun Gong practitioners, continue to help others quit the CCP.
“Some Falun Gong practitioners personally went to the police chief and persuade him to withdraw, and even appeared at the CCP’s Stability and Security Conference for that purpose. As a result, many cadres of the party, even some senior cadres, some of them generals, quit the CCP,” said Dr Li Dayong, executive director of the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP.
Yi Rong, chairperson of the Global Center for Quitting the CCP, urges all Chinese people to seize the opportunity to make the right decision for their own future.