A Young Chinese Man’s New Year Wish for His Father

January 1, 2013 Updated: March 6, 2013


As 2013 begins with an atmosphere of joy welcoming in the new year, a young man from Hubei, China, is worried about his father who is a member of the Communist Party.

The term “San Tui” in Chinese refers to the three distinct renouncements. It means to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its two affiliated organizations: the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers, which people are made to join in their youth.


In recent years, “the three renouncements ensure safety” has become a well-known saying in China, and many consider it a rational choice for mainland Chinese to guarantee themselves immunity from all the crimes perpetrated by the Communist Party when the day of reckoning comes. So family members of those who refuse to consider the wisdom of this option are very worried for their loved ones. 

Cheng Yi, a volunteer at the Japan Service Center for Quitting the CCP, spoke on the phone to the young man from Hubei just before the new year. This considerate son is concerned about his father, who he said serves as a public security bureau chief.

After Cheng helped the son to quit the Young Pioneers using the pseudonym Chen Jiaping, the man told Cheng that his father has been a stubborn Party member for several decades, and hoped she could persuade him to quit the Party. The man gave his father’s cell phone number to her.

Cheng said she could feel a sense of urgency in the young man’s voice as pleaded with her to help his father.

Cheng made several phone calls to Chen’s father, but he hung up after listening for a few minutes. When Cheng called the father again, he would not answer the phone.

Cheng Yi called Chen Jiaping and told him, “Your father refused to answer the phone.”

The young man sounded quite distressed and then revealed that his father was not an ordinary Party member, but a high-ranking official; the head of a public security bureau.

Chen had repeatedly told his father the truth about the CCP’s crimes, hoping to persuade him to renounce the Party, but his father would not listen. Chen said, “He is a Party member, but he has not done bad things. We should try our best to help him quit the Party!”

The young man said he would not give up: “My father has to listen to the truth, and he must quit the Party, no matter what.”

Cheng said she had a lot of sympathy for the sincere young man, who is being a good son in wishing for his father’s safety.

“The three renouncements ensure safety” has been widely recognized by the Chinese public since 2004, when The Epoch Times published the truth about the CCP in “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” in 2004, and began registering those wishing to make the three withdrawals.

As of Dec. 30, 2012, more than 130 million people had registered with The Epoch Times to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.


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