For decades, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) with its propaganda has misled people to believe that the Party and China are the same. The Chinese regime also declares that it is the sole representative of the Chinese people, holding the 1.4 billion Chinese people hostage. Yet the CCP claims that the Chinese people have chosen the CCP. However, as of July 1, the centennial of the CCP, nearly 380 million Chinese people around the world have publicly declared that they withdrew from the CCP, as well as its associated organizations.
The head of the CCP, Xi Jinping referred to the “more than 1.4 billion Chinese people” in reference to the CCP at least three times in his speech on July 1st, and in this way, he tied the CCP and the Chinese people together. He claimed that the more than 1.4 billion Chinese people would not agree with “any attempt to separate the Chinese Communist Party from the Chinese people and antagonize them.”
The CCP’s long-term brainwashing effort has made it hard for many Chinese people to differentiate between the CCP and China, so that when the international community criticizes the CCP, some Chinese people call it “anti-China.” Many now believe that for a Chinese national to criticize the party is equivalent to being unpatriotic.
In July last year, the Trump administration proposed a total ban on CCP members and their families from entering the United States. After the news came out, the spokesperson of the CCP’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Hua Chunying, claimed that this policy was “against 1.4 billion Chinese people.” Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of the CCP mouthpiece “Global Times,” also claimed that “there is no doubt that against all CCP members means it is against the Chinese people.”
Hu Ping, the honorary editor-in-chief of the pro-democracy journal Beijing Spring who settled in the United States, said in an interview with the Central News Agency in July last year that Hua Chunying’s statement was completely unfounded because the U.S. government did so precisely to distinguish the CCP from the Chinese people. Some senior officials in the Trump administration have repeatedly emphasized this distinction, showing that they are “against the Chinese Communist Party, not the Chinese people.”
In recent years, prominent American politicians have made a clear distinction between the CCP and the Chinese people in their public statements.
On July 23 of last year, former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a speech at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California, that the CCP cannot represent the Chinese people. He said that Chinese citizens are “dynamic and freedom-loving” people who are “completely distinct” from the CCP.
This statement also echoed his past speeches. In October 2019, when Pompeo gave a speech at the Hudson Institute, he began to make a clear distinction between the CCP and the Chinese people. He said: “Look, we have a long-cherished tradition of friendship with the Chinese people. We continue to do so today … But I must say that the communist government in China today is not the same as the people of China.”
In November 2019, Pompeo also distinguished the CCP from the Chinese people when he attended an event commemorating the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. He emphasized that the conflict between China and the United States is a conflict between the United States and the CCP.
In June last year, the White House National Security Advisor Robert O’Brien made it clear that the CCP is not the equivalent of the Chinese people during a speech in Phoenix, Arizona. He said: “We have deep respect and admiration for the Chinese people. The United States has a long history of friendship with the Chinese nation. But the Chinese Communist Party does not equal China or her people.”
In October 2018, former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence delivered a historic speech on U.S.-China relations at The Washington think tank Hudson Institute. He criticized and exposed the CCP’s penetration into the United States, their expansion and subversion of the world, and the CCP’s beatdown persecution movements of the Chinese people, etc.
Almost 380 Million Chinese Have Quit the CCP
As of July 1, the website of the Global Service Center for Quitting Chinese Communist Party (referred to as the Tuidang Center) shows that nearly 380 million Chinese have quit the Communist Party, Communist Youth League, and Young Pioneers organizations by renouncing the oaths they once gave to the CCP when they joined one of those organizations earlier in their lives.
In an interview with The Epoch Times, Yi Rong, President of the Tuidang Center, said that in the past 100 years, the wicked CCP has been suppressing and killing people. Political campaigns were launched one after another to persecute innocent Chinese people: Eradicating Perceived Counter-Revolutionaries in the 1930s, the Rectification Movement in the 1940s, suppression of counter-revolutionaries in the 1950s, the Great Famine, the Cultural Revolution in the 1960s, forced planned parenthood in the 1980s, the June 4th Massacre in 1989, the persecution of Falun Gong in 1999, and the suppression of Hong Kong democracy in 2019.
It can be said that there is no family in China that has not been persecuted by the CCP. It kills people like they are expendable, and their crimes are heinous. Now the CCP virus has covered the world and the international community is trying to trace where it began; everyone wants to hold the CCP accountable for the global pandemic, Yi said.
In November 2004, after the publication of The Epoch Times editorial series “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party,” Chinese people both inside China and around the world began to quit the party. As the book spread, the rate at which people quit the party accelerated. So far, nearly 380 million Chinese have withdrawn from the Party, the Young Pioneers, and the Communist Youth League.
Yi said that the tide of quitting the CCP shows that more and more Chinese are awakening, and that the broken ship of the CCP is sinking. She called on more people to abandon it as soon as possible.