Former Chinese Official Granted Refugee Status

September 29, 2007 Updated: September 29, 2007

Jia Jia, the former General Secretary of the Shanxi Provincial Association of Scientists and Technology Experts, was granted refugee credentials officially by the United Nations. He has acquired refugee status on September 25.

Jia Jia announced his split from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) when he visited Taiwan with a tourist group. He testified to the massive wave of withdrawals from the CCP in China due to the appearance of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party . He also confirmed that different levels of officials, cadre members, soldiers and citizens were determined to separate from the CCP because they saw the nature of the CCP on account of its tyranny.

Jia Jia said he is grateful to the U.N. for approving his refugee status. He sees this as support for him and the Chinese citizens. He said that his dream is to realize democracy in China. Then he will go back to China.

In the past year, due to pressure and interference by the CCP, Jia was forced to wander about in different Asian countries. He was followed everywhere by special agents. He was almost repatriated on three occasions.

Jia said the fact that he was granted refugee status represented that the U.N. Refugee Agency has won the battle against the ferocious CCP.

Jia Jia said, “The CCP regime will collapse in the reign of Hu-Wen (Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao). The countdown of the 2008 Olympics is the countdown of the CCP's extinction.” He called upon Hu and Wen to lead Chinese citizens to withdraw from the CCP and bring hope to China.

In the interview, Jia Jia thanked those who had helped him in the past. “I thank Falun Gong practitioners, the Chinese inside and outside of China, and human rights supporters for their help and support. I thank all the democratic countries on earth; I also thank the U.N. Refugee Agency for standing on the side of justice. The status I was granted represents the U.N.'s affirmation for the Chinese people and their support for world democracy.”