Chinese Movement Bringing an End to Regime’s Persecution

By Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp
Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.
June 3, 2009 Updated: June 4, 2009

After enduring years of brutal persecution beneath the Chinese regime, adherents of the meditation practice, Falun Gong, began the peaceful movement of withdrawing membership from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in December 2004.

In just five short years, more than 55 million people have quit the CCP and withdrawals have reached more than 50,000 daily.

“Since 1999, Falun Gong has become the most targeted group for the CCP to persecute. Falun Gong practitioners suffer the most for their beliefs and they know from their own experiences how evil the CCP is,” said Yi Rong, the vice president of the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP.

In China, where nearly every channel of information is heavily censored and monitored by the ruling party, the people are indoctrinated by state-run media and propaganda. The momentum of withdrawing from the party is spread by telling these people what is hidden behind the regime's information blockade, explained Dr. David, the president of the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP.

Gao said that as more people in the regime's Central Party, secret police, and prison camps quit the party, the persecution of various groups has been lessened, as they refuse to do the bidding of the regime.

“The CCP cannot control them after they quit,” he said, adding that once people understand the truth behind the regime's persecution of religions, lawyers, and countless others, “they no longer want to follow the CCP in doing its bidding and this leads to the end of the persecution.”

Others promote the movement by spreading “The Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” which is an award-winning editorial series on the history and nature of the CCP. The series was published by The Epoch Times in 2004.

“The movement of quitting the party is happening at nearly every level of the CCP,” said Gao. “What we do is tell people the truth. It is a change in their mentality—they realize how evil the regime is and they want to stop doing evil things.”

Among the more well-known people who have quit are Li Fengzhi, a former Chinese intelligence officer of the Minstry of State Security; and Chen Yonglin, the former first secretary of the Syndey Chinese Consulate-General. After quitting publicly and defecting from China, both of them publicly exposed several of the regime's secrets.

Gao explained that many of the people who work in the Central Party of the CCP use aliases when they withdraw so as to avoid persecution. He said that often, once people withdraw they not only stop doing bad deeds for the regime but also encourage others to do the same.

“More and more people don't want this kind of evil job,” he said. “If nobody will do this kind of work, the persecution will finally stop.”

Joshua Philipp is an award-winning investigative reporter with The Epoch Times and host of EpochTV's "Crossroads" program. He is a recognized expert on unrestricted warfare, asymmetrical hybrid warfare, subversion, and historical perspectives on today’s issues. His 10-plus years of research and investigations on the Chinese Communist Party, subversion, and related topics give him unique insight into the global threat and political landscape.