“Quit the CCP” and Nine Commentaries Spread Widely inside Chinese Army

May 12, 2006 Updated: May 12, 2006

Based on a broad range of sources, The Epoch Times has learned that the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party and information on communist “party withdrawals” have rapidly spread inside the Chinese military via Internet, telephone, facsimile, email, broadcast, and other means.

Ever since a senior military doctor from Shenyang disclosed that the organization overseeing organ removal from living Falun Gong practitioners has been the military system, numerous telephone calls from overseas have poured into the army barracks to tell military personnel about the Nine Commentaries and the crimes of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

According to the Overseas Chinese Veterans Association chairman Mr. Lin Zhengyang, the wide spread of the Nine Commentaries within the military has had an enormous impact.

“The Chinese servicemen are in a crucial time of a major mission that history has bestowed upon us. Only resignation from the CCP, the Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers will enable us to thoroughly break away from this evil regime, and help us maintain our military integrity and be worthy of being a Chinese Citizen and be able to retain our human and divine nature,” Mr. Lin said on behalf of his group.

Internet bars are popular in the military; almost all army officials are equipped with computers, and all military cadres have email accounts. The veterans are the main source of information on the “Quit the CCP” campaign since they are among various social sectors and at the same time maintain long-term steadfast links with the military.

Fear of the spread of the Nine Commentaries and the “party withdrawals” since last year have led the CCP to force all military personnel to not only restudy the theories of so-called “Maintaining the Advanced Nature of the CCP” and “social harmony”, but to also review the regime's military history in detail. Additionally, the CCP has issued many internal policies to strengthen its control.

A renowned news commenter Mr. Wu Fan pointed out that it can be seen from the Communist regime's internal documents that the Nine Commentaries and information on “party withdrawals” and other related information are secretly present inside the military. The military is the CCP's livelihood, he said, and the 10 million party withdrawals have made the CCP's fear escalate day by day.

Wu indicated that he sees two destinations for the military. One is to break away from the CCP's control and adopt the road of “nationalized military”, and be participants and defenders of the national reform to move the Chinese reform forward. And the other is that People's Liberation Army disintegrates along with the collapse of the CCP under the surge of the Nine Commentaries and the “party withdrawals” and other military people rebuild the Chinese national defense.

CCP's Recent Policies Show that the Military is not Stable

As the number of party withdrawals exceeded 10 million, the head of Chinese People's Liberation Army central political department, Li Jinai, published an article titled “Study Party's Constitution in Depth to Thoroughly Carry out Party Policies and Move Forward the Party's Military Development ” in the CCP central committee's leading ideology magazine, Pursuing the Truth Journal , on April 28.

Commenter Wu Fan pointed out that Li Zhinai is specialized in managing the military's internal mind control, safety, and security. The fact that this article was published in one of the CCP's top magazines reveals that there are serious conflicts within the military, and it also suggests that the previous prohibitions have produced little effect, Wu said.

Last August, the CCP issued five documents consecutively within a month for the purpose of strengthening an absolute party leadership in the military. The guidelines were meant to reinforce various military services, military defense system officers' political beliefs, political order, military evaluation, examination, and to firmly penalize participants who support parades, demonstrations, sit-ins, petitions, and organized appeals.

Wu thinks that CCP's new initiatives are a strong indication of the instabilities in the military. There are signs of breaking away, he says, and the CCP has a deep sense of crisis and fear, but does not know what to do but to take coercive measures.

Discontent Rising among the Military Personnel

In the last few years, large-scale appeals of servicemen and veteran protests have occasionally taken place in China, and military personnel's discontentment has intensified. On April 10, close to 1,600 veterans dressed in uniforms gathered in front of the west gate of the central political department for a sit-in demonstration that aroused enormous interests around the world.

Li Qike, a former colonel in the army, pointed out that the atmosphere of discontentment toward the CCP's control system has escalated in the military. Many people, especially the lower ranks in the military, are disgusted with the CCP's evil and corrupt control, and do not want to conform to an unscrupulous political power that deceives and suppresses the people and destroys society's values. The majority of servicemen and their relatives have also suffered under the CCP's control. They are the latent strength of fighting the CCP's ruling power, he said.

Speaking from his own experience in the military, Wu who has served 8 years in the army said that servicemen's pay is below average, promotion is slow, and there are no guarantees for retirement benefits. Therefore, the morale of the troops are unstable, a considerable number of the active duty personnel have requested a career change or retired, and some have simply escaped from the service, Wu said.

Calls for the Nationalization of the Military Goes Upward

In recent years, from time to time, there have been military personal speeches or published articles that oppose the CCP's leadership and call for the nationalization of the army.

According to the Asia Times , some military officers who have studied in the U.S. are in favor of the nationalization of the military and want the military to move toward a more professional way. But the Chinese Communist Party opposes the idea because it fears that it could endanger the position of the one-party dictatorship.

On March 4 this year, China Society of Economic Reform under the State Council invited about 40 internal scholars to a “Xishan Conference” about the proceeding of China's market reforms. Speaking at the conference, professor He Weifang from Beijing University openly brought up topics of political reform such as having a multi-party system, military nationalization, and freedom of the press.

Mr. Chao Siyuan, a famous lawyer and economist in China, approved He's viewpoints and mentioned that many people had the same views as He.

Commenter Wu Fan indicated the conference shows that the majority of the Chinese society is being transformed into wanting to discard the CCP, and the reformist faction inside the military has also seen the trend where the regime's military should go after the spread of the Nine Commentaries and “party withdrawals” inside the military .

Large-scale Party Withdrawals from Groups of Military Veterans

On July 1 last year, 47 former ex-service military officers from provinces including Hebei, Shanxi, Liaoning, Jilin, Heilongjiang, and a few other provinces collectively quitted the Chinese communist party. According to one veteran from Hebei province who wants to remain anonymous, currently, in many areas, veterans are organizing collective withdrawals from the party, and the number of participants is increasing daily.

The veteran said, “We have lost both economic and political benefits and have lived in poverty with no place to appeal after we left the army, and have been working locally for several years. As the call for the large tide of “quitting the party” [became more prevalent], and inspired by the open declarations of quitting the party posted in the streets of China, we decided to quit it collectively.”

According to interviews from several veterans conducted by The Epoch Times , since 1980s, the CCP has started large scale disarmament, and many former commissioned officers have been transferred to industries. Although the communist regime has kept shouting the slogan of “no change on economic and political benefits”, in reality, veteran's wage and medical service cannot be guaranteed.

Since 2002 nearly one million veterans have appealed to authorities to realize the “no change on economic and political benefits” policy. But their appeals have encountered resistance from almost every level of authority; appellants have at times even been monitored, persecuted, and isolated for inquisition.

The veterans said that despite their large amount of efforts and services, they have become the target of the dictatorship of the Chinese Communist Party and they have no places to appeal. Now they have a clearer understanding of the CCP's character and they are quitting the party collectively.