Editor's note: The Epoch Times here publishes direct translations of statements made by Chinese people in ‘renouncing’ the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its subordinate organizations. Statements such as these are submitted to a website affiliate of the Chinese version of The Epoch Times, Dajiyuan. The movement to renounce, withdraw from, or quit the CCP , called ‘tuidang’ in Chinese, began in late 2004, soon after The Epoch Times published the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, an editorial series that explores the nature and history of the CCP. The statements offer a rare and candid glimpse of history in the making: the Chinese people turning their backs on the Communist Party, choosing conscience over pragmatism, and peacefully ushering in a future China free of Party rule.
Taking Back My Clean Self
I am a county-level cadre. Joining the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has become necessary for survival and career development in China. I joined the Communist Youth League (CYL) when I was young and was drawn into the CCP later. Because I’ve been working in the government, I know the corruption of the CCP. Its cadres are corrupt. In order to gain power and personal benefits they act unscrupulously, being false, evil, and fighting to no end. If one wants to survive, he has to take advantage of personal connections and treat others or send gifts to get anything done. The leaders’ will and power is more important than all rules and laws. They say one thing publicly, but do another privately; do one way when they are seen, but another when they are not, always cheating common people. Living under the CCP's tyranny for many years I became more and more numb. I became unclear about what is good and evil and was manipulated by the CCP. I lost the most basic good nature of being a human being.
After reading the series of editorials published by The Epoch Times, the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” I was awakened and realized that quitting the evil organizations of the CCP is the only wise choice. I hereby solemnly declare to quit the CCP, the CYL, and all other related organizations affiliated with the CCP. I will not wallow in the mire with the CCP and take back my clean self. In addition, my son and wife also seriously declare to quit the CYL.
Wu Tian, my wife Cheng Gang, and my son Wu Liang
Cheating Me to Join the CCP
I held a leadership position in a company. I disliked the CCP by nature and avoided joining the party. However, they used a mean tactic to take away my job as factory director. They cheated me to join the evil CCP, and then told me, “You are a party member. You have to obey the party’s decision. It’s called the lower level obeys the higher. All party members must obey the central party.” They removed me from my position that way. That is how evil the party is. Here I declare that I quit all the evil organizations related to the CCP. I break with the CCP and draw a clear line between the party and myself from now on.
I Felt Good Hearing an Overseas Friend Talking About Quitting the CCP
I am a cadre of bureau-level. I always disliked politics, especially the CCP. However, because I am well-educated, have good skills, and work hard, I was forced to join the CCP and soon assigned to this position. We all know the CCP is evil but have felt we could do nothing about it. I heard an overseas friend talking about quitting the CCP and I felt it was a very good thing to do, so I asked my friend to help me quit the party through The Epoch Times. We all hope that God can punish this cult organization soon, and eliminate the CCP, and give China back real freedom and civilization.
The Government is Too Corrupt
I am a government official in a city in Jiangsu Province. The government’s policy over the years is too corrupt. It forcefully taxes the land. It says people can have freedom of belief, but persecutes good people for its own selfish desire. It secretly tortures Falun Gong practitioners, forcing them to give up their beliefs with cruel means. I was once misled and participated in the persecution. Now I know all the truth and I am willing to support justice. I would like to quit all the CCP related organizations, including the CCP, the CYL, and the Young Pioneers, and choose a good future for myself.
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