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The Chinese Communist Party's "People" Complex

September 10, 2007 |   By Qian Zaiyun

(Clearwisdom.net) Since the Chinese Communist Party took over power 58 years ago, the word "people" has been used very frequently. Such examples include: the People's Republic of China, the "people's government," the "people's police," the "people's courts," "People's Industrial and Commercial Bank," "People's Bureau of Taxes," and so on. Government officials are called "people's cadres" or "people's servants." The CCP government's official newspaper is the "People's Daily." There are many more such terms.

Chinese government officials also talk about "people" often. The Chinese Communist Party promoted Mao Zedong's quote that the government needs to "serve the people." In Jiang Zemin's "Three Represents" theory, Jiang said that the CCP should represent the people's interests. Hu Jintao also claims to adopt "people-centric" approaches. On the surface, these are great ideas. However, if these were actually contrary to the conduct of the government, then they were only lies used to deceive the people.

As many in China know, Mao Zedong wrote an article entitled "Serve the People." During the Cultural Revolution, people of all ages were required to memorize it. That article was written to commemorate a man named Zhang Side. At that time, the CCP said that Zhang had died from the collapse of a kiln in a coal mine, that he died "for the benefit of the people." In reality, the CCP planted opium in northern Shaanxi Province in order to raise funds. Zhang had died from head injuries when baking opium. Because selling opium raised money and saved the CCP, Mao was appreciative of Zhang's efforts and praised his devotion to the CCP. The goal is that more people would follow in Zhang's footsteps and die for the CCP.

Zhang Side did not have a lot of contributions. In the article "Serve the People," Mao called his death, "weightier than Mount Tai." How can a death from baking opium be "weightier than Mount Tai"? This was laughable.

But actually, it was not so laughable after all. The CCP speaks lies as easily as the truth. It may be even more proficient when lying. Mao's so-called "serving the people" is in reality about unconditionally serving the Communist Party.

Jiang Zemin promoted the "Three Represents," the first of which being the CCP representing the people's fundamental interests. However, under Jiang's rule, many workers were laid off and farmers lost their land; migrant workers who worked all year often had a hard time getting paid. Jiang's persecution against Falun Gong harmed millions of innocent Falun Gong practitioners and their family members. Countless practitioners were detained or driven away from their homes. Families were torn apart. Thousands have died from torture. This has become the greatest human rights disaster in centuries.

In contrast, during the same period, CCP officials embezzled as much as they could, completely ignoring the law. Thousands of officials have moved their assets overseas to ensure they could lead a comfortable life after they lose power. It was not the people's interest that Jiang represented; instead, it was the fundamental interest of the corrupt CCP officials.

When Hu Jintao took over the CCP, he advocated that society should be focused on the people and serve the people. These are good concepts, except that the persecution against dissidents and human rights activists have not abated at all. The persecution against Falun Gong has become less noticeable on the surface, but the actual treatment of the practitioners has not improved. When the large-scale organ harvesting against Falun Gong practitioners was exposed, Hu tried his best to cover up for the Jiang regime and was silent in public regarding such a serious crime. How was this "focused on the people" and "serving the people"? Under Hu's reign, when the people are mistreated, they cannot ask for justice. The persecution against Falun Gong has gone on for over eight years now. If Hu was indeed concerned about the people, he should have followed the law and prosecuted the criminals who harmed the people.

All CCP leaders pay lip service to "the people", yet only do things for their own power. The corrupt officials of today all speak of "fighting corruption" and "cleaning up politics" at meetings. They use the word "people" to fool the people and win their trust, so that the people are willing to make sacrifices for them. On the other hand, they brutally exploit and suppress the people in order to consolidate their power.

In the near future, the CCP will become an infamous part of history. Only then, can the term "for the people" can be restored to its original, unpolluted meaning.