Xiao is a volunteer at the Quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Service Center in Los Angeles. She said that she has noticed big changes in recent months when calling people in China to inform them of the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) persecution of law-abiding people such as Falun Gong practitioners. In the early years of her volunteer work, the recipients often hung up on her or used foul language.
“Most of them just listened quietly—after all, they all work in China’s system and the phone calls are monitored,” said Xiao Xia. “But after I finished talking, they always thanked me again and again. This has happened a lot lately.”
As the world became more alarmed of the CCP’s brutality and lies, especially through the coronavirus cover-up, more and more CCP officials, who know the inner workings of the Party, have also sensed looming crises brewing in China and begun to evaluate their options for securing their safety. Many of them have chosen to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations so as to avoid being held responsible when the time comes to seek justice against the CCP for its harm to China and the rest of the world.
East German Trials
What is unfolding in China today was preceded by similar phenomena that had occurred elsewhere in history. One example was East Germany.
It was December 4, 1989, four weeks after the Berlin Wall was demolished. Arnold Vaatz, a physicist who worked in Erfurt where East Germany secret police (Stasi) kept records, found smoke coming out from Stasi’s district headquarters. He and other local citizens quickly went there and sealed the documents including computers to preserve records.
It was through these and other rescued files that people learned how Stasi functioned as the communist party’s secret police and intelligence agency.
All these later became evidence to hold communist party leaders accountable. Egon Krenz, the last East German communist leader, was convicted in August 1997 of manslaughter.
Altogether, 160 people were charged related to these deaths. “I think the wall trials should continue, so the families who suffered can continue to publicize the injustices,” said 56-year-old Klaus-Peter Eich, who was shot in the back trying to escape from East Berlin in 1961, which paralyzed his lower body.
Beneath the Peace on the Surface
Now let us take a look at modern China. Although the CCP ruling appears intact on the surface, many signs have pointed to looming crises.
Wang Liqiang, a former special agent, defected to Australia on November 22, 2019. He was the first CCP spy since the CCP took power in 1949 who had revealed his identity to the outside. Heng He, an expert on China issues, considered this very meaningful since Wang worked at the hub of the CCP intelligence network in Hong Kong, and his former supervisor was one of the key CCP intelligence officers in Hong Kong.
The information provided by Wang detailed how the CCP controlled Hong Kong, as well as social media and public opinions in Taiwan. The CCP’s infiltration was comprehensive and deep. Wang’s statements tore apart the iron curtain of the CCP’s massive disinformation network. Wang said he chose to speak out because he had witnessed how badly the CCP treated Hong Kong during the Hong Kong anti-extradition bill in June 2019. He didn’t want similar things to happen to Taiwan.
Ending of the Communism Nightmare
The current situation in China is even worse than when the Berlin Wall fell in 1989.
The overwhelming pessimism of CCP officials has also been confirmed by overseas statistics. Pew Research Center released a report on October 6 showing that views of China had sharply worsened in major Western countries.
“The rise in unfavorable views comes amid widespread criticism over how China handled the coronavirus pandemic. Across the 14 nations surveyed, a median of 61% say China did a poor job dealing with the outbreak,” explained the report.
Consistent with these public opinions, government officials have also taken action. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) updated its policy manual in October to step up efforts to bar Communist Party members from being granted entry or permanent residency.
After the CCP enforced national security law in Hong Kong on June 30, 2020, the U.S. Congress passed the Hong Kong Autonomy Act in July to “hold China accountable for its aggressive actions against the people of Hong Kong.”
In the report, ten individuals were identified as responsible for harming Hong Kong’s interest. According to a press release of the U.S. Department of State, per Section 5(a) of the Act, the Secretary of State has worked with the Secretary of the Treasury to impose asset-blocking sanctions on each of the foreign persons listed in this report.