Over Half of All Chinese Have Read Nine Commentaries, Says Rights Activist

By Wang Renjun, The Epoch Times
January 4, 2008 12:00 am Last Updated: January 4, 2008 12:00 am

TAIPEI−A Chinese human rights activist, Mr. Wu Yalin, who is currently seeking political asylum in Taiwan, revealed that over half of Chinese people have read the book Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party (The Nine Commentaries). Wu is the latest person after Hao Fengjun 1 and Jia Jia 2 to publicly confirm the tremendous and wide spread wave of Chinese people withdrawing from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), the Communist Youth League (CYL) and the Communist Young Pioneer (CYP).

Wu obtained a copy of the Nine Commentaries in October 2007. Immediately after receiving the book, he began to read it. He had asked for three copies. Besides leaving a copy for himself, he planned to spread the other two copies amongst his friends.

He finished reading the book in two days. The chapter about 30 million people dying from starvation resonated very strongly in his mind. He commented, “This kind of content is blocked in China. Although I was only two years old at the time, the elderly people in my hometown all pointed out that this famine which was responsible for the deaths of 30 million people was indeed caused by humans, and not natural disasters as reported in the Communist Party's propaganda.”

Half of all Chinese Have Read The Nine Commentaries

Wu discovered that all of the information found within The Nine Commentaries is historical fact. Thus he began spreading his three copies of the book amongst his friends one by one, in almost every province throughout China.

In the process of spreading The Nine Commentaries, he discovered that, “Over half of my friends have read this book. Almost everyone has heard about it, some even read it as early as two years ago.”

Wu continued, “As far as I know, The Nine Commentaries are widely spread not only amongst the masses of average people, but also among many communist party members. According to what I know, more than half of the people in China have read it. In addition, the people who read it all comment that, 'This is true.'”

Wu also pointed out that, “The Nine Commentaries are openly spread overseas, but in mainland China, it is very precious as it is very difficult to obtain a copy.”

Spreading The Nine Commentaries is Illegal in China

On November 11, 2007, Wu received a covert message from a friend informing him that the members of the Bazhong Municipal Party Committee of Sichuan province were secretly planning to sentence Wu to three years in prison for spreading The Nine Commentaries. Wu was to be brought up on three different charges, including “spreading The Nine Commentaries,” “ganging up with an anti-China force” and “disturbing Beijing's social order.”

Once Wu learned that he was facing danger, he determined that the jurisdiction of the CCP doesn't need to go through any court ruling; a sentence from the county Party Committee would be sufficient. Therefore, they could easily fabricate any charges they wanted to; a groundless court decision could thus put an individual into a labor camp for three years.

Wu Yalin, who had previously spent nine years in prison, understood this very well. Without telling any of his friends, he quickly and silently went to Shenzhen. There he joined a travel group heading for Thailand. He finally arrived in Taiwan on December 27, 2007, seeking political asylum.

Many People Secretly Withdraw from the Communist Party

Wu revealed the reason he was able to escape from China is that he had, in fact, prepared his passport a year ago. After having suffered extended persecution at the hands of the Chinese communist regime, he made sure that he was prepared to escape from China at any time.

Immediately after reaching Taiwan on December 28, Wu was informed by his friend, that Sichuan Provincial authority had issued an order for his arrest as a criminal at large. Should Wu return to China, he would be sentenced to three years in a labor camp on unsubstantiated charges.

In recent years many people have doubted the authenticity of the number of people withdrawing from the party. Wu expressed, “In fact, many withdraw from the party under an alias. Because of the Chinese communist regime's dangerously high pressure policies, many people dare not openly admit that they have withdrawn from the party.”

He also added, “Many people joined the party not out of support for the ideals of the Communist Party, instead, they joined for personal benefits, such as obtaining power and money. I dare to say, if the Communist Party were in a democratic country, then it wouldn't have a leg to stand on. Nobody would support it because it is indeed far too bad and has committed all manner of evil deeds.”

Average People Haven't Gained any True Benefits

In the past year, the Chinese communist regime has claimed a so-called “peaceful rise”. Although many think that “the Chinese communist party is getting better” and that “the regime needs to be given more time to make improvements,” Wu doesn't agree.

He pointed out that “It has been proven time and again that after several decades of reform in China, the economy has improved a lot, however, the people who truly gain the benefits consist of a small percentage of individuals within the party. Many average people haven't truly gained any benefits. The value of the Chinese yuan has gone up in relation to the U.S. dollar, however, the CCP has used such money to purchase weapons used for threatening and targeting Taiwan, even America. Don't hold onto false hope that the CCP will be peaceful. We shall cast off this regime as soon as possible.”

[1] Hao Fengjun, former police officer of the 610 Office of the Tianjin Bureau of State Security, sought political asylum in Australia after he fled China in February, 2005. He left his work because he no longer wanted to be involved in the persecution of Falun Gong and other religious groups. Encouraged by the recent events related to the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and Chen Yonglin, Hao decided to step forward and tell the public the truth.

[2] Jia Jia, former General Secretary of the Shanxi Provincial Association of Scientists and Technology Experts. He left his tourist group in Taiwan on October 30, 2006 and publicly announced his separation from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)