Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party
Chapter Seven: CCP Reactions to Social Changes Brought About by the Tuidang Movement
The CCP have long persecuted the elite from all facets of Chinese society. In the past, whoever the CCP targeted was completely unable to survive, even at the level of Chinese president. However, the CCP’s decades long campaign to persecute Falun Gong has failed utterly. The then CCP president Jiang Zemin said in 1999, “We will eliminate Falun Gong in three months.” Instead, 18 years later, 300 million people have renounced their ties to the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliates, Falun Dafa has continued to grow in China and has spread to more than 100 countries around the world. The CCP is terrified by these facts and tries hard to cover up the truth. Many people who have been involved in the persecution of Falun Dafa practitioners have been brought to justice one way or the other. More than 200,000 practitioners and their relatives in China and over 2.6 million people from 31 countries have filed complaints against Jiang Zemin to the Supreme People’s Procuratorate for persecution crimes.
2. The CCP Panics to the Core, Demonstrating End-of-the-World Madness
Since the first statement to quit the Chinese Communist Party was received in December of 2004, more and more people are withdrawing from the CCP and its affiliates every day. The trend never stops. On the 13th anniversary of the publication of the Nine Commentaries of the Communist Party, 300 million people had quit the CCP, a number that is the close to the entire population of the United States. Three hundred million people from all walks of life have turned their backs on the CCP and renounced their ties to the Party and its affiliates, demonstrating the depth and breadth of this trend to quit the Party. This will cause the gradually dissolution of the CCP, leading to its ultimate collapse. The CCP leadership is very terrified of such consequences.
1) Keeping Party Members “Advanced,”
Lowering the Entry Age for the Young Pioneers, Escalating the Persecution of Tuidang Volunteers In January of 2005, the CCP started the movement of keeping party members “advanced”(which has a superficial meaning that the party members are loyal to the communism and are morally and intellectually superior to ordinary people.) in order to address the Tuidang issue. The movement aimed at keeping the party members loyal to the party, consolidating their belief in communism and keeping within party line. The CCP intentionally lowered the admission age of Young Pioneers from 7 to 6 years of age. It also escalated the persecution on Tuidang volunteers. According to estimation, 80% of the persecuted Falun Gong practitioners are Tuidang volunteers.
2) Studying and Re-Evaluating the Party’s Oath
After the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party, the CCP start a movement to revive its party membership. On November 8th, 2017, the seven members of Standing Committee of the CCP Central Committee re-studied the party oath. On November 10th, all the Party Leaders in Beijing re-studied the Party oath. Every party member is required to remember their mission. This movement was soon launched all across the country.
3) Jinzhou Daily headline “The Party’s Days are Numbered” is Banned
On the eve of 2009 National Day, the Jinzhou Daily took a picture of Liaoxi Market for its publication. On the corner of the picture there was a banner saying “The CCP’s days are numbered, quitting the CCP will keep you safe”. This news spread broad and raised considerable awareness throughout mainland China. There was also a blog regarding this on Sina Weibo. On the following day, the newspaper was ordered to cease publication.
4) Baidu’s Censorship Criteria Reveal Terror of the CCP
A New Tang Dynasty Television (NTDTV) report on May 4th, 2009 exposed the internal censorship criteria of Baidu, the most popular search engine in China. Key words in censorship criteria include: “quitting the CCP”; “Party’s perishing”; “do not like the CCP”; and “violent regime” under the category of retrogressive as well as “Nine Commentaries”; “The Epoch Times”; “organ harvesting”; and “Sujiatun” under the category of Falun Gong. This degree of censorship demonstrates the deep influence of the Tuidang movement.
5) CCTV Exposes Development of the CCP’s
Cyber Attack Systems In July 2011, a CCTV program on military technology exposed how the Chinese military colleges were developing cyber attack systems. During the TV program, an engineer presented a target website list, which contained all Falun Gong related websites. A representative from the Minghui website said, “The cyber attack from the CCP did cause some trouble. But this persecution was doomed to fail from the very beginning; the CCP’s days are numbered. No matter what the CCP does, it would not stop the trend of Tuidang.
6) Recent News on Online Blockage
The CCP’s new Online Security Law took effect on June 1, 2017. On August 8th, the Sina Weibo mini blog announced that in July it had deleted or masked 118,000 news items and prohibited 409 accounts from publishing or making comments. On August 25, 2017, the CCP National Cyber Center published new regulations forbidding anyone without a certified identity to comment online. On September 7, 2017, the CCP National Cyber Center publish new rules restricting freedom of speech and making all online group organizers responsible for what other people say in their groups. According to the New York Times, on September 25th, the WhatsApp owned by Facebook was completely blocked by the CCP. According to NTDTV, the CCP started blocking SD-WAN and VPN on January 11th 2018, which has affected thousands of foreign companies.
7) Social Media becomes Tools of Censorship and Surveillance
In China there are over one billion people using Weixin. In 2017, the CCP worked with Tencent to promote online ID cards for the entire country. This raised concerns over online surveillance and breach of privacy. On December 25, 2017, the first Weixin ID card was issued in Guangzhou. The CCP started to promote Wenxin ID cards to other areas in January of 2018. According to the user agreement of Tencent, the user’s personal information will be stored and provided to government according to its laws and regulations. According to a Wall Street Journal 51 editorial, this trend demonstrates how the CCP is becomeing more and more dependent on Chinese super technology companies using the newest technology to surveil its citizens. If Weixin improves its technology, in the future it can easily monitor every citizen and spy on the entire society. When that time comes, every Chinese will become a victim of the tyrannical regime’s efficient and precessional persecution.
3. More People Know the Truth; More Criminals Receive Retribution;
The CCP will Soon Collapse Since the CCP’s persecution of Falun Gong began in July of 1999, the CCP issued a secret order in the same year that no lawyers was allowed to take on Falun Gong cases. A designated public defender could only defend a Falun Gong practitioner who entered a guilty plea.
In 2004, the Chinese human rights lawyer Gao Zhisheng, known as the “China Conscience”, publicly appealed to the Chinese authorities to stop persecuting Falun Gong. He was then brutally persecuted and forced to disappear by the CCP. After he was released from prison in August 2014, he was still illegally detained or house-arrested until August 2017, when he was missing ever since. After 2005, Lawyer Guo Guoting defended Shanghai Falun Gong practitioners Yan Yanlai and Chen Guanghui who pled not guilty. In the 2007 case of Wang Bo, Beijing lawyers Li Heping, Teng Biao and six other lawyers appeared in court to plead not guilty.
Later, lawyers began to defend Falun Gong practitioners without fear. At the end of 2017, The Epoch Times reported that between January and October of the same year, lawyers in mainland China defended more than 370 cases of Falun Gong practitioners who pled non-guilty. Even a few lawyers appointed by the CCP have defended cases with non-guilty pleas.
Throughout the CCP’s illegal persecution of Falun Gong, some law-enforcement officials have undergone fundamental changes in their own perspective of Falun Gong practitioners. Minghui.org published a report on January 8, 2018 (http://en.minghui.org/html/articles/ 2018/1/12/167569.html) detailing information received regarding withdrawals or terminations of lawsuit proceedings against Falun Gong practitioners by either procuratorates, courts, or intermediate courts between July to December 2017 in 16 provinces and major municipalities in mainland China, including Anhui, Gansu, Guangdong, Hebei, Henan, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jilin, Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shandong, Shanxi, Shanghai, Sichuan, and Yunnan. Forty-five cases were withdrawn by procuratorates, 18 cases withdrawn by courts, and 3 cases were rejected by the intermediate court. Of the 66 cases that were withdrawn or rejected during the second half of 2017, twenty-two Falun Gong practitioners were acquitted and 11 were prosecuted again. Five Falun Gong practitioners’ trials did not continue and the outcome of the other 18 cases were not clear.
According to another Minghui.org’s report on July 31, 2017, Falun Gong practitioner, Xu Xinsheng’s family received 300,000 yuan in state compensation after four years of appeal. Xu Yansheng, a 47-year-old female practitioner from Chenzhou City, Hunan Province, was arrested on the morning of May 16, 2012 by the West Road Police Station of the Beihu Branch of the Zhangzhou City‘s Police Bureau. She died after she was handcuffed behind her back on an iron 52 chair for interrogation for 12 hours. Her son, Yang Xujun, started a four-year appeal. Finally, he obtained a national compensation of 319,600 yuan and a living allowance of 5,400 yuan for his mother’s death. This is the first case in the 18 years of CCP persecution where state compensation was won for a Falun Gong practitioner torture-to-death case.
The CCP is extremely fearful of Falun Gong practitioners’ truth clarification activities that they have carried out despite a most vicious and brutal persecution. Both goodness and evilness will be judged in the end. In recent years, high-ranking CCP officials have been frequently sentenced to prison in China. On the surface, they are sentenced because of anti-corruption investigations, but in reality, their punishment is retribution for following along with former CCP president Jiang Zemin’s persecution of Falun Gong. It is Heaven’s truth that all people will be punished for committing bad deeds.
On December 22, 2017, The Epoch Times reported that during 2017, Chinese authorities arrested 238 top-ranking individuals, including province-level government officials and general-level military officers, for investigation of corruption. Thirty-nine were officially sentenced in 2018. This year has seen the largest number of trials of this kind since the 18th National CCP Congress. Those who were convicted often had close former ties to Jiang Zemin’s regime. Huang Xingguo, who received a 12 year prison sentence, was depicted by state media as Jiang Zemin’s closest follower in Tianjin; Wang Ming, given a life sentence, was also formerly one of the most powerful officials in both the “Gang of Liaoning Province” and the “Gang of Jiangsu Province” who followed direct orders from Zeng Qinghong and Jiang Zemin; Wu Changshun, who was sentenced to death with a two-year grace period, and Wu Tianjun, sentenced to 11 years in prison, were both reported to be close followers of Zhou Yongkang, former head of the CCP’s Political and Legal Committee; Zhou Benshun, sentenced to 15 years in prison, was Zhou Yongkang’s former secretary and core political follower; and Chang Xiaobing was a core follower of Jiang Zemin’s eldest son Jiang Mianheng. On December 11th, Sun Zhengcai, a member of the former Political Bureau of the CCP, and former secretary of the Chongqing Municipal CCP Committee, was arrested on suspicion of corruption. The 54-year-old Sun Zhengcai was once regarded as heir to the highest power of the CCP.
Sun and Hu Chunhua were expected to take over power from Xi Jinping and Li Keqiang. The list above is just the tip of the iceberg. All of these high-ranking Chinese officials are being accused of corruption by the judiciary but in reality, their fates are the inevitable retribution for crimes committed during the persecution of Falun Gong.
To date, 300 million Chinese people have already renounced the CCP on the EpochTimes website. Despite the madness of the CCP’s persecution, Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China are not afraid of death, ceaselessly telling people the truth. Their efforts allow people to see the truth. The CCP will eventually disintegrate. Despite the CCP’s “all out blockade” of information, the average number of people who are quitting the CCP has remained stable at around 100,000 every day. The tide of people joining the Tuidang movement is now unstoppable!
The following chart shows the accumulation of the number of people who have quit the Party from 2004 through 2017, with units in 100 million.