Some people in China have said that the economy is prosperous and they live a very good life now, so they do not want to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP). Recently when I went out to clarify the truth, some others echoed these words, but I broke through their misunderstandings using the following information.

Vertical Timeline

First, let us look at a vertical timeline. From the middle of Kangxi’s reign, the economy was prosperous in the Qing Dynasty. At the time between Yongzheng and Qianlong, the national power of the Qing Dynasty became the most prosperous. It spanned 130 years and is called the "Kang Qian Flourishing Age" (1662-1795). During that time, the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of China was the highest in the world and accounted for 330f the GDP worldwide. In 1820 in the Jiaqing Period, the GDP of China accounted for 32.40f the GDP worldwide and it remained at the top; in 1890 when the Qing Dynasty collapsed, the GDP of China was 13.20f the GDP worldwide. It fell to 9.1 0n 1919 when China was in the turmoil of war, and then in 1952, when China was governed by the wicked CCP, the GDP of China dropped to 5.20f the world GDP.

The CCP ruled China for over 50 years during a peaceful period. After the Chinese government had adopted economic reform and an "open-door" policy for more than twenty years, it also claimed to be in a "flourishing age." What is the real economic situation? The chief scientist Niu Wenyuan of the Chinese Science Academy said that in 2003, the GDP of China was 4.10f the GDP worldwide. Director of the National Statistics Bureau Li Deshui said that according to adjusted data, the GDP of China increased from $1653.7 billion the previous year to $1931.7 billion in 2004, and from 4.1% to 4.70f the GDP of the world. However, the gross GDP of China had dropped from 33 0n the Kang Qian Period to 4.7 0uring the dictatorial rule of the CCP. Is this real economic prosperity? Can it be called a "flourishing age"?

Horizontal Timeline

Let us compare horizontally. A specialist in modernization at the Chinese Science Academy said that he did research in the U.S. in 1990, and at that time the per capita income in the U.S. was 70 times that in China, and that China was lagging 100 years behind the U.S. and other developed countries. According to official data, the Gross Domestic Product per person in the U.S. was $35,400 in 2002, the GDP per person in Japan was $31,277, and the GDP per person of developed countries was around $26,000. In 2004, the GDP per person in Taiwan was $24,000 while in China it was only $1,000. China is lagging behind.

This is a period when people feel things are good, but if we compare the situation with the Mao period, it can only be described as heaven and hell. In the Mao period, a farmer could earn just ten or twenty cents or even several cents daily, and a worker would earn a few dozen yuan monthly; the average annual income in China was more than ten thousand times less than in developed countries.

The data and figures show, from both a vertical and horizontal comparison, the fabricated lies that the wicked party has used to deceive people. If people can think more justly and rationally, it will be easy for them to quit the CCP.

(Note: all data in this article was taken from public media of the CCP)