(Minghui.org) A number of Chinese people took advantage of the long Chinese New Year holiday to travel overseas to Europe, where they encountered Falun Gong practitioners at various tourist sites. Many Chinese tourists extended New Year greetings to the practitioners and the founder of Falun Gong, Master Li Hongzhi.

One man with a northeastern Chinese dialect came directly to the practitioners' site after getting off his bus in Europe, and said, “Is this Falun Gong?” Upon confirmation, he saluted, “Please allow me to first send my Chinese New Year greetings to your master!”

Another visitor took a copy of some Falun Gong materials and said, “I wish your master a good Year of the Goat! I hope that Falun Gong's reputation will soon be restored!”

Another tourist, who was happy to see Falun Gong practitioners, said, “I have finally met Falun Gong!” Another said, “Falun Gong is remarkable.” Others in his group smiled. Some gave practitioners a thumbs up.

“Quitting the CCP First, Sightseeing Next”

Practitioners at tourist sites in Europe usually pose a direct question to large groups of tourists, “Have you heard of quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP)?” Some usually respond that they had already renounced their CCP memberships, and many others say that they had heard about it.

Chinese tourist schedules are very packed, so they usually stay at each site for only a short period of time. After they finish sightseeing, some don't have to the time to register to quit the CCP before they have to re-board their buses.

Therefore, practitioners advise them, “Quit the CCP before sightseeing at your next stop!” The entire bus repeated, “Quitting the CCP first. Sightseeing next!” Some waved to the practitioners and said, “Don't worry. We will. You take care!”

Group Renunciations

The ritual of joining the CCP organizations includes the person raising their right hand and swearing to devote their life to “fight for communism.” The vow to join the CCP also includes being “prepared to sacrifice everything for the Party,” and to “never betray the Party.”

Many Chinese don't think too much about these words, as they have seen or heard them so much in their living environment that they think it's part of normal life.

Falun Gong practitioners remind them that quitting the CCP is a necessary step to nullify the vow to devote one's life to it. They further emphasize that Chinese traditional culture considers keeping one's promises an important moral issue.

A businessman from Shanghai listened to a practitioner tell him about the persecution of Falun Gong, and the communist regime's killing of practitioners for their organs. He nodded, “Well said.”

The practitioner further told him that all CCP members would be held accountable for the party's crimes. To break free from the CCP, members need to take the action to renounce their membership.

The man said, “This totally makes sense! I'm convinced.” He, his wife, and their relatives by marriage all quit the CCP.

A Chinese tourist in Munich asked if Xi Jinping, current head of the CCP, dared to fight with Jiang Zemin, former head of the CCP. A practitioner explained that even though high-ranking CCP officials have fallen, under the name of “anti-corruption campaigns,” their downfalls were a form of karmic retribution – the oriental version of “what goes around comes around.”

Chinese people say, “Karmic retribution never fails. If it hasn't happened, it's because it's not the time yet.” Practitioners shared with the tourist that it is only a matter of time until the CCP is held accountable for its crimes. The tourist and his friend both chose to break free from the CCP. They took some informational materials from the practitioners and returned to their bus.

A practitioner spoke about the downfall of high-ranking CCP officials to a group of young men from the Chinese Academy of Sciences who were taking the long holiday for leisure travel. They listened attentively and didn't say anything while the practitioner spoke.

The practitioner continued, “I can tell that you are not interested in the CCP. However, we cannot be indifferent when a group of fellow Chinese is persecuted. We need to take a stance between right and wrong. About 200 million Chinese have quit the Party. You need to do it too, for your own safety.” The young men all quit the Party and thanked the practitioner for her help.