The book that launched the movement that is dissolving the Chinese Communist Party and changing China had a birthday on Saturday.
Seven years ago, on Nov. 19, 2004, the Epoch Times published the editorial series “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party.”
The series offers a comprehensive breakdown of the CCP’s history and explains how the Party opposes humanity and the universe. The “Nine Commentaries” awakened the Chinese people’s conscience and inspired the “Quit the CCP” or “Tuidang” movement.
As of Nov. 19 over 106 million people have announced their renunciations from the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
The “Nine Commentaries” has been called the “nine atomic bombs that have terrified the CCP” and “the death verdict of the CCP political ideals.”
With objective yet sharp words, the “Nine Commentaries” have revealed the secrets behind the CCP’s tyranny, its violence and lies, its persecution of innocent people, and the unprecedented destruction that it has brought to China’s traditional culture and moral values.
‘Quit the CCP’ Movement
On Jan. 12, 2005, the Epoch Times published a solemn declaration calling on Chinese people to quit the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Soon, on Feb. 22, 2005, the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP was founded and began to establish “Quit the CCP” service centers all around the world.
“Nine Commentaries” books and DVDs have been circulated widely throughout China and have had a profound influence in China. For example, a civilian organization in Yunnan province, which was established less than two years ago, organizes screenings of the “Nine Commentaries” once a week.
A member of the organization told New Tang Dynasty TV in September of 2010 that the organization had over 110 thousand members in an area of 18 counties. He said that the members also read one section of the “Nine Commentaries” book once a week, and all of the members have declared their renunciation of the CCP and its affiliated organizations.
Ms. Wang, a volunteer for the hotline of the Service Center for Quitting the CCP in Toronto, told The Epoch Times that many CCP officials and policemen have recently called the center to renounce the CCP.
One man who described himself as a high official of the People’s Liberation Army General Staff Department said that he had read the “Nine Commentaries” and other related materials. He said the CCP is very bad, and he had decided to quit because he felt guilty as a CCP official.
According to the Service Center for Quitting the CCP in Flushing, New York, there are over one thousand people quitting the CCP each month at this center.
In tourist sites all over the world, volunteers of the quitting the CCP movement have had similar experiences.
In the past, it was difficult to convince even one person to renounce the CCP. However, they are now easily convincing people by the busload.
Volunteers who make phone calls to China also said that many people actively renounce the CCP without further explanation.
The majority of the volunteers for the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP are Falun Gong practitioners.
In mainland China, Falun Gong practitioners often save up their money to put towards making the “Nine Commentaries” books and DVDs, and, despite dangers of being imprisoned, distribute these materials throughout China.
“Quitting the CCP” slogans and flyers can be seen all around public areas in China, as well in residential mailboxes, bicycle baskets, and door cracks. Slogans written on money are becoming all the more common.
Through reading the “Nine Commentaries,” more and more Chinese people have realized the truth about the CCP. An increasing number of people are quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations and joining the effort to distribute the “Nine Commentaries” and advise people to quit the CCP.
Former director of the Radio France International Chinese-language Program and famous news reporter Wu Baozhang once wrote, “In this big bang of the 21th century, Falun Gong practitioners are a persecuted group by the Chinese Communist Party—which I also hope is the last Communist regime. They bear the greatest suffering, but their actions have boundless and enormous merit.”
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