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By the end of February, the total number of people who withdrew from the CCP was only 77,207. By March 10, the number exceeded 200,000. On March 14, the number was over 250,000 and on March 16, it jumped above 300,000.
The "Nine Commentaries" effectively analyzed the CCP's tyrannical rule over the last fifty years. This helped us truly see the wickedness of the CCP. The CCP gained power relying solely on violent oppression and deceitful lies; it secured existence by brainwashing the Chinese people and deluding their minds. In its fight for power, the CCP brought out the most selfish side of the people and caused us to lose our moral foundation. The CCP has completely destroyed the Chinese moral bearings of over five thousand years, removing kindness and benevolence from among the people. Being a member of the CCP is aiding it to do evil and disregarding human justice and conscience. Only by withdrawing from the CCP and its evil organizations can we truly free our souls and uphold justice in this world. Therefore, we firmly declare our resignation from the CCP, the CYL, the Young Pioneers and all other evil organizations.
CCP officials have become corrupt from the top level to the grassroots. They take people's hard-earned money but do every bad thing from wine and dine to prostitution and gambling. They led to the degradation of morality and deprived people of their means to live.
China's news agencies create rumors everyday. Insiders said that over 3,000 people died in the recent Shenyang coalmine explosion, yet CCTV said there were only 203 deaths. During an explosion at our factory, seven people died at the scene, but the news said there were only two death cases. In our area, some retired construction workers have had no pension for eight years already. They tried to bring their case to appeal offices, but did not win in the end. Later, over 40 elderly workers laid on the railway tracks in order to get some attention, but the news said Falun Gong practitioners committed group suicide. China's news agencies broadcast big lies to deceive 1.3 billion people everyday. Today, we finally woke up. We are very determined to resign from the Youth Pioneer, Youth League, and the CCP to get rid of the CCP evil's manipulation.
One day I gave him the "Nine Commentaries" to read. He then started to reflect on the crimes the party has committed in their history, and the terrible situations in our current society. He accepted, to some extent, what the articles have exposed. As a result, we had common ground from which we could discuss the topic.
Soon, a special column was created on the epochtimes.com website entitled, "Quit the CCP." I told my father about the column.
Seeing my father gradually understand the issue, I brought up the topic of withdrawal from the CCP again. He said to me in a serious manner: "This is my right, please let me think it over." That night I sent forth righteous thoughts to help him get rid of the control or influence from the evil spirit of the CCP. My father gave me his alias the next afternoon and agreed to let me help him write the solemn declaration. In the end, a veteran party member broke away from the evil Party.
We all had not turned in fees for the CCP for over 4 years [according to the CCP’s Charter, those who do not turn in membership fees or join CCP activities for over half a year would be considered as having automatically resigned]. All of us had something splendid in our past careers. But think about what we did? Whatever the Kuomintang [the nationalist party defeated by the CCP in 1949] did not do—the CCP did; the bad things CCP asked its people not to do, CCP itself did all of them.
There are many in the military industry who stopped turning in the CCP membership fees…In the Past, we all had some naive illusions about the CCP. After learning from our sons and daughters and friends and colleagues, what it did in the past few years, we were all shocked.
One year ago, NTDTV made a business partnership with Eutelsat to transmit NTDTV's signal to Asia and China. Since then, NTDTV is the only non-governmental TV that broadcasts to China uncensored and in Mandarin. Working closely with Eutelsat, we opened a historic "open satellite window" in the great wall of information control that is forcibly maintained by Beijing. Through that open window we have broadcast a wide variety of programs, including the European Union debate about China policy as well as many messages sent expressly to our Chinese viewers on the Eutelsat W5 Asia Beam by dozens of elected European leaders. We broadcast, "live" and in simultaneous translation, the US Presidential debates which had an immense response from our viewers in China. We broadcast programs on human rights in China, Article 23 in Hong Kong, economic development and corruption, traditional Chinese culture, and so much more.
Now we are just days away from Eutelsat stopping NTDTV's transmission to Asia and China. Eutelsat is preparing to slam shut the "open satellite window" this week. Instead of expanding the historic opening of the world’s largest society to the free flow of broadcast information, Eutelsat is choosing to help Beijing reassert full content control over satellite broadcasting. In fact, Eutelsat's Chairman, Mr. Giuliano Berretta has recently signed what Eutelsat called a "historic partnership agreement" with the same agency of the Chinese Government that instructed Eutelsat to remove NTDTV from the W5 Asia Beam. And Mr. Berretta is primed for still more favors from Beijing, in return for putting Eutelsat's Inter-Governmental Convention as well as various European and international conventions in the company shredder.
The audience warmly welcomed all the speeches. More than half of the conference hall was filled with people, something which is rarely seen in a U.N. Human Rights Convention seminar run by a non-government organization. During the discussion after the speeches, the audience asked many questions about The Epoch Times: its mission, its staff, its distribution volume, and the “Nine Commentaries.” The speakers addressed these questions. Two representatives of the Chinese U.N. Convention from mainland China also asked questions. They mainly stated their perspectives, saying that the speakers do not know China well and that “The Nine Commentaries” twist the facts. The main speaker tried his best to address their questions. Upon asking for clarification from the representatives of the Chinese U.N. Convention which part of the “Nine Commentaries” is not true, the representatives could not give an answer. One lady who was tortured in a labor education center and worked as a slave labor because of her belief in Falun Gong used her own experiences to show the audience that the facts in “The Nine Commentaries” are all true.
The news spread quickly. Reporters of the U.N. Convention went to find the local staff of The Epoch Times to ask for the special edition of the “Nine Commentaries.” One hundred copies of the special edition were taken quickly. The staff had to go back to their office to get another 300 copies.
Originally posted by Duzey
I hope we don't get ATS blocked in China, there would be some annoyed members
Originally posted by Duzey
The Epoch Times are going to be holding a forum at The University of Ottawa on April 12. While not technically 'in your neighbourhood', it would interesting to see if there is any coverage in the surrounding area, or if you notice any publicity for it.
Originally posted by rapier28
Mods, this topic is flame-bait and it should belong in the Politics section since that manifesto was not written recently
Originally posted by rapier28
One of they recent articles said that China had the Ebola virus epedemic that had killed millions......(denied by the WHO)