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'Handwriting on the Wall': Twenty Million Withdraw from Chinese Communist Party
Gary Feuerberg and Terri Wu, The Epoch Times
4/12/2007

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Near the reflection pool on the National Mall, a crowd gathered to rally in support of 20 million people quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations. The event on March 24 was organized by the Global Service Center for Quitting the Chinese Communist Party.

"The CCP's roots have been pulled out; what are you waiting for?" asked Dr. Dayong Li, co-founder and spokesperson of the Global Service Center, and stating the theme of the rally.

The end of communist rule in China is inevitable and is now in sight, according to the rally. The participants shared instances which indicate that the authority the CCP once held over the Chinese people is crumbling fast.

"A tree with its roots out is going to fall or die at any minute—that's the current situation of the CCP," said Dr. Li. He said an increasing number of Chinese soldiers are joining the wave of quitting the CCP. He urged more soldiers in the People's Liberation Army (PLA) to join suit.


A Warning to China's State-Run Media

Communist officials playing any role in the persecution in China are likely to receive severe punishments, even execution, after the CCP rule is over, according to Dr. Terri Marsh, human rights attorney and the Executive Director of Human Rights Law Foundation.

Marsh stated that several Falun Gong practitioners recently filed a case against China Central Television (CCTV) for "torture, genocide, and other crimes against humanity." She explained to the crowd that "CCTV has effectively created a network of lies about Falun Gong that encourages and incites the public, the police and other security forces in China to subject practitioners to unlawful arrests and detention, illegal police interrogation and torture, and brutal forms of brainwashing and indoctrination techniques to force practitioners to renounce their beliefs and associations, and in many cases, to cause the execution of practitioners who do not renounce Falun Gong."

Marsh also mentioned the practice by Communist officials of forcing mentally ill persons, who committed unconscionable crimes, to pose as Falun Gong practitioners so that people would think that unsolved murders were committed by Falun Gong.

Marsh drew an historical parallel between the Chinese Communist propaganda and other 20th century regimes that used propaganda for the same purpose.

"The tactics used in the CCTV media reports and television shows are similar to those used in Nazi Germany during the Second World War, in Rwanda during the campaign of genocide of the Tutsi by the Hutu, and in the ethnic cleansing activities in Yugoslavia under Slobodan Milosevic. In all of these violent assaults and massacres, the propaganda operated as an integral mechanism without which the mass killing and violent assaults could not have occurred."

Attorney Marsh warned CCTV that the criminal sanctions that follow the commission of these crimes were always life imprisonment or death by hanging, as occurred in the Nazi War Tribunal proceedings and the International Tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia.

"While the Rwanda journalists were sentenced to lengthy jail terms for their role in inciting ethnic cleansing in Rwanda, the Nazi propagandist Julius Streicher was sentenced to death by hanging for describing the Jews in terms that are almost identical to the lies told in China about Falun Gong," said Dr. Marsh.

After communism in China collapses, Dr. Marsh said that a defense "I was only following orders" or a filing affidavits, saying they were of "good character and were loving parents and devoted workers," is not going to fly.


Handwriting on the Wall

Chinese in Northeast China sent The Epoch Times a set of pictures of slogans in public in Mainland China, (See link.)

The report says that during the Chinese New year in late January 2007, slogans about quitting the CCP appeared in various public areas in Mainland China, which state, "Heaven Eliminates the CCP." This kind of prophecy regarding Communist rule is particularly meaningful in China, where the ruling dynasty's beginning and end were traditionally thought to be chosen by Heaven.


Quitting the CCP Accelerates

In the past three months, the number of people quitting CCP organizations has accelerated. Since last December, the number of people quitting the CCP organizations has reached over a million each month. The daily number of quittings has increased from 20,000 to 30,000 and then from 30,000 to 40,000.

On March 17, 2007, at a public meeting in Los Angeles, a young man from Mainland China, Zhang Fengchun, openly quit the Chinese Communist Party and joined a pro-democracy party. In China, he had worked at a local level government agency. He said that he joined the CCP at the age of 20, and was said to be a very promising party member.

He had to flee to the United States. Explaining why he quit the CCP, Zhang said "the CCP is too corrupt. There's no hope."

In February 2007, during the Chinese New Year, The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and programs about quitting the CCP organizations intercepted local television broadcasts in Shangrao village areas in Jiangxi Province for an hour. Many villagers received the book The Nine Commentaries as a gift on the morning of the Chinese Lunar New Year.

Hong Kong democracy activist Sun Bin said at a public rally in February: "I have been to Hebei, Guangxi and other provinces in Mainland China. There's truly a hidden current steaming there. It is the wave of quitting the CCP organizations. Many friends in China asked for my help. They didn't need any gifts but simply 'Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.' The CCP fears 'Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party' very much."

More tourists from Mainland China quit the CCP organizations at sightseeing locations in Hong Kong and other areas in Southeast Asia. Sometimes, entire buses of Mainland Chinese tourists quit CCP organizations.

Recently, intellectuals including Xie Tao, the Vice Principal of the Renmin University of China in Beijing, raised theories that openly deny communism and assume multi-party future and democracy in China.

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