(Minghui.org) Yu Chunguang used to be a high school English teacher in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province in China. Besides working as a homeroom teacher, he taught students the communism doctrines. Using software that circumvented the Internet blockade however, he learned in 2012 about the uncensored history of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), including forced organ harvesting from detained Falun Gong practitioners.

To break away from the notorious communist regime, he stopped paying the CCP membership dues. As a result, he was removed from teaching and reassigned as a librarian. After arriving in New York in late 2014, he quit the CCP after reading Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party (referred to as Nine Commentaries in this article).

“Six years have passed and I feel very lucky,” Yu said in a recent interview, “The book, Nine Commentaries has completely exposed the CCP’s violence and lies, and helped many people, including me, see though the regime’s nature. We are happy to see that the momentum of rejecting the CCP has now spread across the world, which means the tragedies will soon end.”

What Yu referred to was a series of actions taken by the international community, including the U.S., in the past few months to counter the CCP. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), for example, issued policy guidance on October 2 highlighting the inadmissibility of members of the Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.

Many Chinese people who withdrew from the CCP and its affiliated organizations after learning the truth from Falun Gong practitioners were grateful. The following feedback was received from some New York residents.

A Dividing Line Between Principles

The USCIS policy prohibits members of the CCP and its affiliated organizations from applying for U.S. green cards and immigration, which will affect CCP officials and businessmen, the second generation of these officials and businessmen, young CCP fans, and members of the Communist Youth League. It requires strict enforcement of the federal immigration law: CCP members who wish to apply for immigration to the United States will be denied entry, even if they are already in the United States, and they may not be able to apply for a green card.

The CCP claims to have 92 million party members, and it is estimated that as many as 270 million Chinese may be affected by the USCIS policy. How to withdraw from the CCP and avoid being sanctioned has become a vital issue and decision for many Chinese people.

Like many other New York residents, Yu is thankful to Falun Gong practitioners for raising awareness of the CCP’s lies and brutality throughout the years. Specifically, he admired Falun Gong practitioners’ high caliber of inspiring people’s conscience in the midst of their peaceful resistance to the CCP’s persecution of their faith for more than 20 years.

“Falun Gong has guidance from the divine. The United States has legislated sanctions against the CCP, which means that the days of the CCP are numbered,” he explained, “So I want to thank the Falun Gong Master and all the practitioners. Thank you, take care.”

Liu Juefan, a Flushing resident, broke through the Internet blockade with Freegate software from Falun Gong practitioners and withdrew from the Communist Youth League in 2011 when she was in China. “I thought at the time,” she said, “even though I had been a member of the group for a few months, I had to quit.” She recalled that the total number of people quitting the CCP and its affiliated organizations was about 70 million at that time. Today, over 360 million Chinese have withdrawn from the CCP.

“If You Joined the Party, You Are Associated with Its Crimes”

Pro-democracy activist Zhang Lin said that when he first read the book Nine Commentaries in 2004, he was deeply moved with admiration. Since then, he has always understood the movement of quitting the CCP.

“I foresee that members of the CCP will be doomed one day because they are all working for a criminal organization and will become victims themselves sooner or later,” he remarked, calling on the members of the CCP to withdraw from the regime, “In any case, you should stay away from the CCP, which harms people. If you joined the Party, you are associated with its crimes.”

Wang Yan received a DVD of Nine Commentaries in his mailbox when he was back in China. He was shocked. “I watched it on a computer. My eyes brightened up. Since then, I have admired Master Li Hongzhi and Falun Gong practitioners very much.” After he came to the United States, he was happy to see the Service Center for Quitting the CCP in Flushing, New York.

He emphasized that Falun Gong practitioners have advised people to quit the CCP for many years, not just today. “They have been telling people that quitting the CCP will bring you a safe future, while they are being suppressed so severely by the CCP. It is now clear that what they said is true, and it has become a global trend,” he explained. Wang hopes that Chinese people inside and outside of China will withdraw from the Party soon and cleanly cut ties with it.

The certificate issued by the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP, headquartered in the United States, has been recognized by the governments of the United States and many democratic countries for immigration process. The service center launched the online service on August 18, to meet the needs of more and more Chinese people who wish to withdraw from the CCP. These certificates serve as testimonies for these Chinese freeing themselves from the CCP.

On July 23, U.S. Secretary of State Michael Pompeo called on the world to unite against the Communist Party, and exposed the CCP’s lie that it represents 1.4 billion Chinese people. He promised that the United States will not allow the CCP regime to kidnap the Chinese people; the United States will lead the free world to stand firmly with the Chinese people, and jointly defeat the CCP’s dictatorship. What deserves the attention of Chinese students and Chinese associations is that Pompeo's remarks still follow the guideline that the CCP is not equal to China and that the CCP and the Chinese people are to be strictly distinguished.

So far, at least 28 countries have enacted or are preparing to enact the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act similar to the United States, which refuses to issue visas and freezes assets to persecutors of human rights.