A secret internal document issued during an undisclosed meeting in mid-2005 by Liu Jing, a member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Central Committee, the Deputy Minister of Public Security, and Director of 610 Office (an office established on June 10, 1999 specifically for the persecution of Falun Gong), recently came to light in China. The secret document reveals that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials have been very concerned or even terrified by the The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party (published by The Epoch Times in November 2004,) and the subsequent mass withdrawals from the CCP. That CCP is facing the most serious crisis, perhaps the first life-threatening crisis, in its history.
The meeting itself was held under strictest security. Only one representative from each province was allowed to attend.
The Nine Commentaries Phenomena Seen through the CCP’s Eyes
During the meeting, Liu Jin mentioned: “From the perspective of the dramatic changes in the former Soviet Union and eastern European countries, to the Color Revolutions in Georgia, Ukraine, Kyrgyzstan, the “velvet” action brought up by Falun Gong should raise heightened alert among us. After spreading the Nine Commentaries, in March, they brought up the “velvet” action, which is completely equivalent to eastern Europe’s “color revolutions.” [Editor’s Note: Ukraine's “Orange Revolution” and Georgia's “Rose Revolution” were non-violent but dramatic popular rejections of Communist rule in those countries; Czechoslovakia had it’s “Velvet Revolution.”]
Liu Jin also tried to analyze the supporting of mass withdraw events held in overseas and Hong Kong hosted by The Epoch Times and other organizations, as well as the parades that The Epoch Times organized on June 4th and July 1st.
In his speech, Liu Jing mentioned that the spreading of Nine Commentaries in China exposed the history of CCP. CCP’s authority, CCP’s leaderships and CCP’s ideological legality has been greatly challenged by the Nine Commentaries.
In the secret document, Liu Jin revealed the extent of the Nine Commentaries phenomena in China: “From last December until May 2005, there have been 248 overseas Nine Commentaries websites; 80 million hits to those websites have been blocked, 30 million e-mails… and phone calls were intercepted. And it is hard to calculate the real number.”
“One province had done a survey to 87 people who had read Nine Commentaries. More than 50% of them were positive towards it. Only 13% disagreed with the content of the Nine Commentaries”
Liu Jing also mentioned that, there were Nine Commentaries and “Quitting the CCP” events held in major cities in China, such as Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai, Jinan, Chongqing, and provinces such as Liaoning, Henan, Heilongjiang, Hubei, and Guangdong.
“One employee of a water resources bureau openly persuaded people to quit the CCP on the bus and inside the bureau’s residence compound. On May 13 , the World Falun Gong Dafa Day, there appeared a huge 13 meter by 1.5 meter [43 feet by 5 feet] banner in the downtown of a province capital city, which read, ‘Stop Persecution; Say Farewell to CCP.'” Just last month, one teacher openly told her elementary school pupils in the classroom, “the red ties you wear are dyed in the blood of those killed by the CCP.'”
The Most Serious Challenge to the Ruling Status of the CCP
At last, Liu Jin admitted that the impact from Nine Commentaries and the mass withdrawals has endangered the ruling power of the CCP.
August 29th, the Taiwan Mainland Affairs Council released a report that revealed “In China, during 2004, there were 74,000 cases of people fighting for their civil rights, which also cost 1,740 deaths; the direct economic loss due to these disobediences was $34 billion – $40 billion RMB (US$4.2 billion – $5 billion); over 1,000 people a day went to Tiananmen Square to appeal or protest; police brutality escalated, but some protesters still forced through the security gate, and held the national flag pole in the Tiananmen Square crying out: “I am innocent!”
In the Chongqing City Special Steel Factory, a protest by several thousand laid-off workers lasted for two months. On October 7th, the police took a suppressive action. An old CCP member was almost beaten to death by the police. He now wants to withdraw from the CCP.
Posting Renouncements along the Main Roads in Many Cities
According to the Global Service Center to Quit the CCP, there are thousands of volunteers around the globe helping people withdraw from the CCP. Many citizens in China who have no Internet access, have posted their withdrawal announcement on the street walls. Some print their statements on paper; some use red paper and write with brushes. Some withdrawals were written by individuals, some written in groups, some statements even left empty space for more people to sign up.
As of October 2005, about 400 forums on the Nine Commentaries and over 200 public rallies have been held in more than 50 major cities around the world. Tens of thousands of people attended these parades and rallies, including overseas Chinese who had emigrated to other countries, as well as tourists from China.
After the Nine Commentaries was published and the withdrawals from the CCP started last year, the CCP’s method for dealing with the issue has been “no reporting and no comments.” However, in China, the CCP has been, by every means, closely following and intensively suppressing the spread of the Nine Commentaries.
Although it is difficult for the world to know what is exactly happening in China and on what scale, this secret document reveals some facts about the mass withdrawals from the CCP, and especially about their impact on the CCP.
Hidden Purpose behind Bringing Rumsfeld to the Central Party School
When U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld visited Beijing, the Chinese Communist Party, in a somewhat unusual scheduling move, arranged for him to visit Strategic Rocket Forces and the Chinese Communist Party Central Committee Party School. The Chinese Communist Party made this uncommon move because it intended to deceive the Chinese public. The purpose was to make Chinese people feel that the U.S. acknowledged the Chinese Communist Party. This, on other hand, validates the existence of the current wave of quitting the Chinese Communist Party.
The Central Party School is the training center for future leaders of the Chinese Communist Party. All top leaders in the Chinese Communist Party received ideological and other training there prior to taking their posts. Rumsfeld indicated to the students at the Central Party School that the most important change in the entire world since his first visit to Beijing in 1974 had been the development of democracy.