Personal Story of the Corruption in Mainland China
I arrived (to the United States) not long ago, that’s why I know something about that place (Mainland China). I was a teacher in a city in Guangdong province, and later became the Deputy Principal.
Quitting the Youth League
(While living in China) I had no way to find out the truth about what had happened on June 4. Because some of the instructors I worked with had children who were studying at Tsinghua University, we heard a little about the news of the crackdown from them. At that time, important information was only passed down to the level of the CCP officials, and did not reach everyday people. Instead, what we heard only was that the students were an anti-revolution rebellion. Although I had already seen through the CCP’s lies about what was really happening, I didn’t dare talk about it in that environment.
At that time, the CCP officials were assembled at the Party School to listen to the Central Committee Notice. The notice said that Zhao Ziyang ran against the Party. I could not stop from objecting out loud, and said, “Isn’t this funny? Zhao is the General Secretary of the Party. Is he going against himself?!”
Where I came from, as an official you need to be a Party Member. After I was promoted to Principal, those Party Members started to try to persuade me to join the Party, but I saw them as gangsters, so I said, “I’m not the same kind of person as you are, we think differently, you and I. All of you are so ‘glorious, great, and perfect.’ I have not reached that status yet.” At that time, I realized that social morality was sliding down so terribly. Privately, when I chatted with my friends, we all spoke about the situation. We talked about the fact that this person could join the Party when he became bad to some extent, and then when his evilness again reached a certain level, he would be promoted.
There are two kinds of people in China, one kind is the Party’s dog. They are accomplices. The other kind is being ordered around by them. Normally, they are good people.
In 1993, someone introduced me to a well known PhD.
Originally, the Party wanted to make him the Secretary of the District Party Committee. He was a Party member, but he had stood up against the CCP during the Tiananmen Massacre. He told me many things about the Tiananmen Massacre. I sympathized with him, and wanted to know more about him, so I called my friend who worked in the local Party Organization Department. I asked my friend what are the internal regulations regarding students who had been involved in the June 4 incident.
They told me there were four regulations, including not being allowed to work in any developed cities along the coastline, not being allowed to leave the country, not being allowed to work in the government department, and being required to report in every week. Basically they want to restrict these students to death. I was really scared after finding out about that. The man with the PhD also told me that his telephone was tapped. I thought about it for quite a long time and decided to stop associating with him, because I knew how fierce the CCP could be. It would treat a talented person like this PhD in whatever way it wanted, so it was better not to have any illusions about what the CCP might do.
I did not join the Party; however, I did join the Youth League, but I quit without hesitation when I saw the appeal to quit the CCP from Epoch Times.
Making False Facades
Don’t just look at how many big building are in the cities as a measure of China’s success. It’s just like the stock market. There was a listing company in my area, and the grass in their yard was higher than a child. No one worked there. In fact, it had been closed for 10 years. It was still a listing company, and people said that it had been classified as a hi-tech stock already. Someone was still cheating people with this false facade, and making money on the stock market. Now the corruption in my city is much worse than before 1989, and it has worsened to the extent that government offices are bought and sold.
Here is another example. During the SARS outbreak in Guangdong province, the information was passed down through restricted channels. But nobody knew how to prevent it, so we sprayed vinegar in the classrooms. Then suddenly it was forbidden to talk about SARS. I believed that at that time they had begun to cover up the news.
The public safety was very bad in the place I used to live. Once there was a murder case, but the newspaper wouldn’t dare to publish it, and so the information was just circulated in small groups. We were so afraid of fake and poisonous food products. There were teachers in our school that had been poisoned, and it was not just one or two persons. However, even situations like that were considered “stable” by the government.
Enjoying Watching NTDTV
When I just arrived in the U.S., my husband knew that I could not speak English, and worried that I would be lonely. So he installed Chinese Satellite TV for me, but then I found out it was getting more and more outrageous, and I realized the broadcasts were just like the CCTV from mainland China. So I stopped that service. After that I read the news from the Epoch Times newspaper that Eutelsat, a company that owns a broadcasting satellite, wanted to stop the NTDTV service. I thought that since the CCP wanted to pressure Eutelsat to stop broadcasting NTDTV, then NTDTV must be good. Based on my personal experience, the easiest way to judge good or bad is to check the CCP’s attitude on the issue. Whatever the CCP objects to may be something good. If the CCP promotes something, you must look at it twice.
The above is my personal experience in Mainland China. I still have a lot more I want to say. I will write more of it down if I get chance, in order to let more people know how the CCP has destroyed China, and to what extent.