Washington, D.C.: Forum on Quitting the Chinese Communist Party Held in Congressional Office Building
(Minghui.org) A forum on the milestone of 300 million quitting the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and its affiliated organizations was held in a congressional office building in Washington, D.C. on May 9, 2018.
Since the editorial Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published by the Epoch Times at the end of 2004, more than 300 million Chinese have renounced the CCP and its affiliated organizations as of March 2018. The movement has caught the attention of the international community.
Senior House Representative Steve King sent a letter to House Speaker Paul Ryan proclaiming the importance of Chinese citizens quitting the CCP. The letter will be listed in the congressional record.
Importance of Quitting the CCP
Congressman Steve King stated in the letter, “Tuidang literally means 'withdraw from the Party'. The Tuidang Movement is contributing to the liberation of the minds of the Chinese people and helping to peacefully break the cycle of indoctrination that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) uses against the Chinese people. Tuidang allows individuals to renounce the oaths they made to the Communist Party, the Communist Youth League and the Communist Young Pioneers.
“Tuidang is not a political movement and does not provide political solutions. It simply helps Chinese people reclaim their God-given conscience. The Tuidang Movement, as one of the largest and longest grassroots movements in 5,000 years of Chinese history, is peacefully guiding Chinese people to renew the moral foundation of China that is grounded in authentic Chinese culture and traditions. The objective of the Tuidang movement, first and foremost, is to cut the spiritual ties of each and every individual to communism so that they can return to their traditional values and freely pursue God. The weakening of the CCP from within would be beneficial to the entire world. The Tuidang movement has brought to the international community a renewed vision of a new China without the CCP, and a world without infiltration of Communists.”
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher: We Are on the Side of the People of China
Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of California spoke at the forum and said, “I know the sacrifices made. Without any chance of overwhelming these gangsters that control China, they stood firm and strong, inspired other Chinese people, and inspired the world. So it is my pleasure to be here and to make sure that the message goes out that we are on the side of the people of China.”
Rep. Chris Smith: Persecution of Falun Gong “the Great Shame of China’s Contemporary History”
House Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey, Chair of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China (CECC), sent a letter supporting the movement to quit the CCP. He stated in the letter, “The movement has changed hearts and minds in China and freed so many from the CCP's indoctrination and corruption.”
“Falun Gong practitioners have suffered unacceptable horrible persecution at the hands of the CCP. Many Falun Gong practitioners have been arbitrarily detained, imprisoned, tortured, and even murdered, as government authorities force Falun Gong practitioners to renounce their beliefs. The injustices Falun Gong practitioners have suffered these past 19 years are the great shame of China's contemporary history.”
He added, “I believe a better day is coming through your efforts and the efforts of many other courageous advocates for freedom in China.”
Former Diplomat: Quitting the CCP Reclaims Conscience of Chinese People and Benefits the World
Ambassador Ellen Sauerbrey, former Assistant Secretary of State and former U.S. Representative to the UN Commission on the Status of Women, said in a letter to the forum, “This peaceful, non-political, grassroots movement is vital to breaking the chains of communist indoctrination on the minds of the people and allowing them to think for themselves and to freely choose their own destiny and the direction of their country.”
“People around the world will benefit when the Chinese people are freed to renounce the oaths they have given to the CCP and reclaim their freedom of conscience.”
Richard Swett, former house representative and ambassador to Denmark, said at the forum that the movement to quit the CCP has brought light for China. He said that the to safeguard freedom of belief is the most daunting moral challenge in many people's lives, and he encouraged Chinese people to persist in their courage to uphold justice.
Only by Ridding of the CCP Can China Be Truly Powerful
Dr. Daniel Mark, Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), stated in his support letter, “China's repression of religion is tied in part to the atheism of its ruling Communist Party.”
“USCIRF knows well the persecution in China of believers of all stripes, from Christians to Buddhists to Muslims to Falun Gong. USCIRF follows in great detail the many ways in which the communist regime in China restricts the rights of innocent people who wish to follow their God and their conscience. Therefore, USCIRF is pleased to commend the grassroots efforts of the Tuidang Movement to help people free themselves of communist control.”
Trevor Loudon, former vice chair of the New Zealand Action Party, said at the forum, “There’s no greater threat to freedom on the planet today than the Communist Party of China.”
“So this is a moral decision, because the Communist Party of China is on course of major destruction.”
“The industry, the culture, the ethics of the Chinese people, when properly unleashed and free from the controls of the Chinese Communist Party, could contribute more to the betterment of this planet than any other countries,” he added.
A Call to the Conscience
Rong Yi, Director of the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP, said, “... more and more Chinese turn to quit the evil Party. It is the brightest road for the Chinese nation and the world to peacefully disintegrate the evil force of the Chinese Communist regime—the largest communist totalitarian state in the world ...”
She said, “The Tuidang movement has set a spiritual model and moral example for all Chinese to safely and peacefully withdraw from CCP dictatorship. [The] Tuidang movement is the greatest tolerance, the greatest kindness in resolving, transforming, correcting, changing the most fundamental problems in China today.”
According to Congressional record, communist regimes around the world have led to the killing of 135 million people. Professor and commentator Zhang Tianliang believes that the actual figure may be much greater, and that compared to the physical destruction, the most serious crime of communism is its depriving people of their freedom of belief and destroying moral systems and traditional values.