(Minghui.org) In Part 7 of Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, the following passage discusses the Chinese Communist Party's history of killing:

“Unlike all the emperors who granted amnesty to the entire country after they were crowned, the CCP started killing the minute it gained power. Mao Zedong said in a document, 'There are still many places where people are intimidated and dare not kill the reactionaries openly in a large scale [8].' In February 1951, the central CCP said that except for Zhejiang province and southern Anhui province, 'other areas which are not killing enough, especially in the large and mid-sized cities, should continue to arrest and kill a large number and should not stop too soon.' Mao even recommended that 'in rural areas, to kill the reactionaries, there should be over 1/1000 of the total population killed in the cities; it should be less than 1/1000. [9]' The population of China at that time was approximately 600 million; this 'royal order' from Mao would have caused at least 600,000 deaths. Nobody knows where this ratio of 1/1000 came from. Perhaps on a whim, Mao decided these 600,000 lives should be enough to lay the foundation for creating fear among the people, and thus ordered it to happen.”

The above offers a snapshot of the Mao Era’s killing of innocent Chinese citizens. Countless more people lost their lives in the subsequent political movements launched by Mao, the first generation of CCP leaders. Below are some statistics presented in Part 7 of the Nine Commentaries:

“According to Facts of the Political Campaigns after the Founding of the People's Republic of China co-edited by four government units including the CCP History Research Center in 1996, during the 'Three Anti Campaign' and 'Five Anti Campaign,' more than 323,100 people were arrested and over 280 committed suicide or disappeared. In the 'Anti-Hu Fang campaign' in 1955, over 5000 were incriminated, over 500 were arrested, over 60 committed suicide, and 12 died from unnatural causes. In the subsequent suppression of the reactionaries, over 21,300 people were executed and over 4,300 committed suicide or disappeared [11].”

“Statistics compiled from county annals show that 7.73 million people died of unnatural causes during the Cultural Revolution.”

When Deng Xiaoping, from the second generation of CCP leadership, decided to carry out an open-door economic policy, you would think he would have refrained from casually killing Chinese people. However, the massacre of pro-democracy college students on June 4, 1989, shattered people’s wishful thinking and reminded everyone of the horror that occurred in the Mao era. Before Deng issued his order to open fire on the students, he made this infamous remark, “I’d rather kill 200,000 people in exchange for 20 years of stability.” The 20 years of stability was not about stability of society, however, but about the survival of the regime.

Jiang Zemin, from the third generation of the CCP leadership, is different from his predecessors in terms of his killing ideology. He does not have a quota of victims like Mao, nor does he prefer to have a fast ending to the killing spree as Deng did with those college students. Instead, he chose to kill people over time, after sending them to prisons or other detention facilities. His persecution of Falun Gong practitioners is a perfect example of his thinking. Ever since he launched the attack on Falun Gong in 1999, many practitioners have died as a result of either torture or live organ harvesting. Under Jiang’s directive, torture death is counted as suicide and the deceased are directly cremated without identification verification or family consent. The organ harvesting is even more horrifying in that Jiang and his accomplices are carrying this out in order to make huge profits.

Since 2006, a string of witnesses have come forward to reveal and confirm the organ harvesting crimes. After traveling to almost 30 counties to collect evidence, two Canadian researchers, David Matas, an international human rights lawyer, and David Kilgour, the former Canadian Secretary of State for Asia-Pacific, published a groundbreaking report on organ harvesting in China at the end of 2006. “We believe that there has been and continues today to be large-scale organ seizures from unwilling Falun Gong practitioners,” concluded the authors. The full report, entitled “Bloody Harvest” presents a compelling case for their conclusions and can be downloaded from http://www.organharvestinvestigation.net/.

In an April 2012 article published by The Epoch Times, the reporter mentioned Professor Caplan’s opinion regarding organ harvesting. Below is an excerpt from the article:

“Professor Arthur Caplan, the director of the Bioethics Center at Pennsylvania University, who was named one of the 10 most influential and internationally famous scientists by Discover magazine, said in a recent interview that to find a liver within three weeks could only be done through killing on demand. Yet many hospitals in China, especially military hospitals, once advertised such short wait times in order to attract clients.”

“'In the United States, Australia, and other countries, it generally takes many years, even more than 10 years, to find a suitable organ,' Dr. Caplan said in a speech on March 13, at the College of Physicians in Philadelphia. 'Particularly for transplant tourists, if you go to China, and you are going to get a liver transplant operation during the three weeks you are there, that means someone is going to schedule an execution, blood type and tissue type the potential executees, and have them ready to go before you need to leave. I mean, you are not going to get a three-week wait time just waiting for someone to die in prison that matches your biology. You will have to find them and kill them whilst the tourist is still there. So that’s kill on demand.'”

(See http://www.theepochtimes.com/n2/opinion/did-wang-lijun-give-organ-harvesting-evidence-to-us-213948-all.html for the full article)

Professor Caplan’s opinion of the CCP’s “kill on demand” further confirms the following conclusions presented in the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party:

“A supporting ideology and practical requirements lie behind the CCP's slaughters. Ideologically, the CCP believes in the 'dictatorship of the proletariat' and 'continuous revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat.' Therefore, after the CCP took over China, it killed the landowners to resolve problems with production relationships in rural areas. It killed the capitalists to reach the goal of commercial and industrial reform and solve the production relationships in the cities. After these two classes were eliminated, the problems related to the economic base were basically solved. Similarly, solving the problems related to the superstructure [2] also called for slaughter. The suppressions of the Hu Feng Anti-Party Group [3] and the Anti-Rightists Movement eliminated the intellectuals. Killing the Christians, Taoists, Buddhists and popular folk groups solved the problem of religions. Mass murders during the Cultural Revolution established, culturally and politically, the CCP's absolute leadership. The Tiananmen Square massacre was used to prevent political crisis and squelch democratic demands. The persecution of Falun Gong is meant to resolve the issues of belief and traditional healing. These actions were all necessary for the CCP to strengthen its power and maintain its rule in the face of continual financial crisis (prices for consumer goods skyrocketed after the CCP took power and China's economy almost collapsed after the Cultural Revolution), political crisis (some people not following the Party's orders or some others wanting to share political rights with the Party) and crisis of belief (the disintegration of the former Soviet Union, political changes in Eastern Europe, and the Falun Gong issue). Except for the Falun Gong issue, almost all the foregoing political movements were utilized to revive the evil specter of the CCP and incite its desire for revolution. The CCP also used these political movements to test CCP members, eliminating those who did not meet the Party's requirements.

“Killing is also necessary for practical reasons. The Communist Party began as a group of thugs and scoundrels who killed to obtain power. Once this precedent was set, there was no going back. Constant terror was needed to intimidate people and force them to accept, out of fear, the absolute rule of the CCP.

“Killing has become one of the most essential ways for the CCP to maintain power. With the escalation of its bloody debts, laying down its butcher knife would encourage people to take vengeance for the CCP's criminal acts. Therefore, the CCP not only needed to conduct copious and thorough killing, but the slaughter also had to be done in a most brutal fashion to effectively intimidate the populace, especially early on when the CCP was establishing its rule.”

When the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party, a series of editorials, was published in The Epoch Times in November 2004 (see http://ninecommentaries.com/ for the entire book), the reports on organ harvesting still yet had to surface. As such, the book wasn’t able to include discussions of such horrendous crimes. But Professor Caplan’s “kill on demand” hypothesis, which is consistent with the conclusions presented in the Nine Commentaries, certainly helps people better see through the evil nature of the CCP.

Both Mao and Deng killed to strike fear into the hearts of people in order to maintain their rule over the country. Therefore, we may argue that they were killing for the sake of political power. On the other hand, Jiang’s killing is even more evil and despicable, since he and his accomplices launched the attack on Falun Gong practitioners totally out of their perverse jealousy and insatiable greed for profit from selling organs harvested from living practitioners.