The Global Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party celebrated 400 million Chinese quitting the Party on August 3, accounting for nearly one-third of its members. You might ask why the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has many members.
Actually, in China, if students want to find a good job, employees want to move up, and people in business want to maintain their business. They must become members of the Chinese Communist Party to achieve their goals. Especially for those who want to be promoted to higher positions in their careers in government agencies or state-owned companies.
The Party keeps three organizations designed to cover all different age groups: the Young Pioneers, for children aged under 14; the Communist Youth League, for those between 14 and 28 years old; and the Communist Party membership.
With such categorization, almost all Chinese people, from kindergarten to the elderly, fall into one of the Party-affiliated organizations. In other words, for the past 60 years, everyone has had to become a member of the Party to live a normal life in China. Jack Ma, Alibaba’s founder, is also a CCP member.
So how did the event of 400 million Chinese quitting the Party affect the Chinese Communist Party? We will go to the answer right now.
Li Jianglin, an insider, told the history of the Chinese Communist Party in the Voice of America last year.
She said that the Chinese Communist Party was established with the help of the Communist International, also known as the Third International. It sent a man, Vyjingsky, to China to establish the Chinese Communist Party in the spring of 1920.
In April 1920, the Far East Bureau dispatched Wei Jingski to Beijing, under the pseudonym Wu Tingkang, to meet with Peking University professors Li Dazhao and Chen Duxiu, and persuade them to form the Chinese Communist Party.
It means the Party is not such an organization formed spontaneously by the people. It is a complete foreign agent.
From its establishment to the Yan’an era, the Party was a Far East branch and subordinate to the Third International. All its major decisions, personnel changes, and the so-called Long March were approved by the Third International.
“History tells us that the Chinese Communist Party is not the people’s choice. The Third International and a small group of people took refuge in a foreign organization and carried out a military subversion of the Chinese government at that time. In the process of this subversion, countless creatures have been ruined.”
The Third International has gone, and the Soviets collapsed. Why is the Chinese Communist Party still there and stronger? There are three factors that help the Party retain its power.
From its violent founding, history showed that the people’s obedience was the most important factor for the Party’s survival, both mental and physical. How did it do that?
Before the Party’s founding in 1921, the Chinese had a very high moral background because they inherited the education of ancient China. But the Party finds that this moral foundation is the exact opposite of its will.
So Mao Zedong ruled the country through political movements. His political campaign never stopped. There were about 50 to 60 political campaigns, large and small, during Mao’s life. The Great Leap Forward led to mass famines. During the Cultural Revolution, Mao unleashed the Red Guards to torment anyone suspected of disloyalty or bourgeois inclinations.
“Inside the party and outside the party, up and down, especially the intellectuals, their thinking has been ‘transformed,’ class nature, party nature, all human nature has been eliminated, and party members have become tame tools.”
Those who didn’t tame, of course, the Party killed. About 50 million Chinese died from the beginning of the land reform until the end of the Cultural Revolution. And like that, the Chinese were subdued.
However, the Party does not always put on a scary face. It also knows how to nurture its members. It will provide them with material and power, making party members completely dependent on the Party.
“My mother joined the Chinese Communist Party at the age of 18. After they entered this system, they were systematically brainwashed and thoroughly washed. Then she discovered that this organization was her everything, not only the material source but also the spiritual source. When organizations don’t give you a direction, an order, or a program, they’re stuck and don’t know what to do.”
After all the threats to life and morale, the Chinese gradually lost the distinction between right and wrong. It could be said that their whole lives depended on the Party.
Song Yongyi, a Cultural Revolution historian said, “The common people always have hope for the Communist Party. During the great famine (The Great Leap Forward) from 1958 to 1962, 30 million to 40 million people died! But then Mao Zedong gave a bad review. He again pointed the finger at those grass-roots rural cadres. The “Four Cleanups Movement” was carried out, and the peasants were mobilized to recruit those cadres, and the anger was dissipated. It didn’t take long for him to again engage in the Cultural Revolution.”
After Mao Zedong died in 1976 and the Cultural Revolution ended, people thought that the Party would die with Mao, but no.
Mao’s death unleashed a power struggle between the ultra-leftists led by Jiang Qing, wife of Mao, called the Gang of Four, and the reforming group, including Deng Xiaoping. At that time, the Party’s choosing would determine its survival.
The Party always knows how to control the Chinese. After nearly three painful and starving decades, the Party already knew the Chinese needed the time to rest. The Chinese needed a better life. And the Party also needed finance to recover economic strength after decades of seclusion.
Finally, the Party members decided it was time for a change. They chose reformers. So about a month after Mao’s death, an army unit arrested Jiang Qing and her comrades.
So the second factor for the Chinese Communist Party’s survival is adaptation.
Since then, Deng Xiaoping promoted the economy, promising opportunities for Chinese people to get rich. And the Party enables get-rich-quick to recover its power quickly.
Therefore, Deng Xiaoping allowed areas of the southern province of Guangzhou to become a special economic zone in 1979. It permitted Western-style management of businesses. Then foreign investments were encouraged, and factories were run for the first time.
Along with attracting investment from abroad, the government promoted enrichment through privileges.
For example, Jiangsu province’s authorities declared in 2006 that significant taxpayers would help decide whether an official is dismissed or promoted. Any company that pays more than 375,000 dollars annual tax would get these privileges.
The Chinese quickly forget three painful decades when Deng claimed the Gang of Four was responsible for all the loss of the Chinese. Since then, people have been enthused about getting rich.
The second necessary adaptation of the Party was to allow entrepreneurs to join the party ranks. Associate the interests of the Party with the interests of enterprises. But a fact that needs to be pointed out is that Chinese private entrepreneurs have never entered the actual decision-making level.
“Those entrepreneurs allowed to join the Communist Party are those who the Communist Party thinks won’t cause trouble and won’t ask for change. Their interests are to maintain stability, maintain high growth, expand export opportunities, and so on. The Communist Party introduced these policies, and entrepreneurs profited from these policies. ” [Video 5:00-5:17]
Entrepreneurs could only be Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference members or deputies to the National People’s Congress. Even if they were arranged to serve in government agencies, they were often just empty titles with their names but no real power.
The third factor for the Chinese Communist Party’s survival is maintaining surveillance and repression measures. Although these surveillance measures have been relaxed more than they were in the pre-reform era, the Party has never abandoned them. As evidenced by the fact that it massacred protesters in Tiananmen Square in 1989.
The protesters were peacefully calling for political and economic reform. In response, the Chinese authorities sent military units to kill unarmed protesters and onlookers en masse.
The Party has never acknowledged the massacre. Therefore, public tributes to the Tiananmen Square massacre have been prohibited on the Chinese mainland Since 1989. The events of June 4 have been erased from Chinese history books.
Commentary about the China regime, Minxin Pei, a professor at Claymont McKenna College, on June 30 last year, “This regime has eliminated all organized forms of potential resistance, from secret groups to religions, to civil society to private institutions. This is something that other previous regimes, no matter how brutal tyrants, could not do.”
The regime also launched a brutal persecution of the spiritual practice Falun Gong in 1999.
Jiang Zemin wrote a letter to the Politburo Standing Committee on April 25, 1999, declaring that Communists must defeat Falun Gong.
Falun Gong, also known as Falun Dafa, is an ancient Chinese spiritual practice of meditation exercises and teachings based on the principles of truthfulness, compassion, and tolerance.
Since May 1992, Falun Gong has spread quickly in China due to its profound health benefits. It had a substantial positive impact on the stability of Chinese society.
There were an estimated 100 million Falun Gong practitioners in China by 1999, exceeding the 66 million members of the Party. As the General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, he thought people wouldn’t follow the Party’s orders if they practiced Falun Gong. Why was he worried about that?
Because Jiang feared that a China full of good people would follow their conscience and intelligence, they would not stand for it.
Therefore, Jiang Zemin established the 610 Office on June 10, 1999, a nationwide police agency to lead the persecution of Falun Gong.
Millions of Falun Gong pratitioners reportedly have since been harassed, arrested, detained, imprisoned, and tortured by the regime. They are also the main source of organ supply of brutal organ harvesting in China.
Even ordinary citizens the Party is also monitoring. Especially in recent years, the Party effectively controlled 1.4 billion people through high-tech. A report published in July 2020 by Comparitech, a British Internet service security company, showed that China accounted for 18 of the 20 cities with the most monitors worldwide. In addition, the number of cameras installed in China is half the global total.
So, three factors for the Chinese Communist Party’s survival are the obedience’s Chinese, its adaptation, and maintaining surveillance and repression measures.
The Chinese Communist Party wants to control all, as it has its fears of being defeated.
We can see, two of three factors for its survival depend on the Chinese people. If the Chinese don’t scare it anymore, it will fail.
Any organization can’t survive if all its members quit it. The Party is in this situation now. More and more signs that threaten its existence appear.
These days, there are about 50,000 to 70,000 requests for quitting the Chinese Communist Party per day, bringing the total number of Chinese who have cut their ties to the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations to over 400 million on August 3rd.
Among them, there are government officials, diplomats, lawyers, teachers, and police department personnel who work in the Party system.
They’re even more able to understand the nature of the Party than the average person; they have a bird’s-eye view of the irreversible destruction of the Party. They have seen sooner than most that only a China free of the Party has hope.
Many righteous people have braved the risk of being persecuted and stood up publicly to quit the Party.
And William Yu, a high school teacher, is one of them [ video 6:01 – 6: 20]
Mr. Chen Yong Lin, then the first secretary of the Chinese consulate general in Sydney, publicly announced his departure from the Party at the June 4th, 2005 rally in Sydney.
Mr. Hau Feng Jun, a former official of the 610 office of Tianjin Public Security Bureau, publicly stated his withdrawal from the Party on June 8th, 2005
During an interview by the major Australian media on December 13th, 2005, Gao Zhe Sheng, a lawyer known as China’s conscience, made a public statement of withdrawal from the Party and set off a new upsurge for quitting the Party.
Unlike the free societies in the West, China is a one-party dictatorship. The Party’s violence keeps Chinese people living in fear all the time. So quitting the Party takes great courage.
However, Chinese people have begun to change, driven by the tide of the movement. More people are choosing to bravely stand up and withdraw from the Party with their real names.
According to the Global Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party, those who have decided to quit the Party are grateful and joyous in their hearts because they know it is right to abandon the Party.
It can be said that the members of the Chinese Communist Party will determine its survival. And they are quitting it. The day the Chinese Communist Party disbands will not be far away.