Chinese Communist Party’s History of Violence and Deception
(Minghui.org) The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has always hailed itself a “savior” of the Chinese people in textbooks and state-controlled propaganda while misleading people by overstating the “invasion of China by Western foreign powers,” the “Japanese aggression against China” and the “anti-China” sentiment of the US.
At the same time, its crimes of looting and killing the Chinese people in the past 70 years are deemed to be taboo.
Research shows that more than half of the Chinese people have suffered persecution by the CCP after it seized power in 1949, and about 60 to 80 million people have died from unnatural causes, which is more than the total death toll of the two World Wars.
However, it is not only the Chinese people who have suffered at the hands of the CCP, but the rest of the world has also fallen victim to the CCP's cover-up of the coronavirus information. Life as we knew it was upended, with more than 4.2 million infection cases and 290,000 deaths in nearly 200 countries.
It is of grave importance that the world’s people see the criminal nature of the CCP, and make a clean break with it. We shouldn’t allow the CCP, an evil specter, to continue ruining the norms of our society and dragging humanity into destruction.
The following is a brief recap of the CCP’s history of violence and deception.
“Land Reform” - Eliminating “Landlord Class” and Robbing Rural Land
The CCP launched a nationwide “Land Reform” campaign in rural China in 1950, a few months after it seized power.
With the slogan “land to the tiller,” it incited landless peasants to rise up against their landlords by violence and lawless robbery of land and other private properties.
Tens of thousands of landlords were tortured and killed during the campaign. Their wives and daughters were subjected to abuse and sexual assault, oftentimes in public. In some areas, landlords' entire families were killed, regardless of gender or age, in order to completely eradicate the landlord class.
According to The Cambridge of History of China, between 100,000 to 200,000 landlords died during the land reform campaign.
The purpose of the CCP's killing of landlords was multifaceted – to consolidate its power by violence; to make peasants have blood on their hands so that they would be bound to the CCP and show their loyalty; to eliminate the landlord class and confiscate all their land, and to destroy the traditional culture and social structure in rural China.
Two years after the peasants had been allocated the land robbed from their landlords, the CCP implemented a series of cooperative policies and all land went into state ownership under its control. The peasants became the proletariat again.
“Killing Quota” in the Movement to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries
In March 1950, the CCP Central Committee issued “Counter-Revolutionary Activities and Instructions for Repression” to suppress people the CCP viewed as a threat, including Kuomintang (KMT) officials, “bandits,” religious groups, etc.
In big cities, most of the killed were former KMT officials, businessmen, former employees of Western companies, and intellectuals whose loyalty was suspect. Among the victims were a number of high-ranking generals, who contributed significantly during the 1911 Revolution, which overthrew the Qing Dynasty and established the Republic of China.
During the campaign, the CCP implemented a quota for the executions in accordance with local populations. Mao argued that hardline counterrevolutionaries counted for less than 1% of the population in all regions and that roughly 0.1 percent of the population would have to be executed in order to get rid of the worst counter-revolutionary elements.
Amid the “Land Reform” and “Suppression of Counter-revolutionaries” movements, the CCP sent troops to “resist the US and assist Korea,” a war of invasion against South Korea initiated by Communist Kim Il Sung.
According to declassified documents of the former Soviet Union, the death toll of the CCP's “Volunteer Army” was as high as one million, and many of them used to serve in the national army under Chiang Kai-shek's command.
Persecution of 2.62 Million Intellectuals in 1957
Mao Zedong once said, “The more knowledge one has, the more counter-revolutionary one is.”
Drawing lessons from the nationwide revolution in Hungary sparked by the Petofi Circle formed by intellectuals, the CCP launched the “Anti-Rightists Movement” in 1957, starting by encouraging intellectuals to voice their views to “help the CCP rectify itself,” which turned out to be a wicked trick to “lure the snakes out of their holes.”
Tens of thousands of intellectuals suffered severe persecution simply for giving mild criticism about the bureaucratic style of work of some CCP officials. A large number of “rightists” were jailed or sent to remote areas for “thought-reform” through hard labor, and many of them never returned.
It was announced at an enlarged meeting of the CCP's Politburo on May 3, 1958, that it had successfully “caught” 3,178,470 rightists.
However, 21 years later, only 550,000 “rightists” were finally “rehabilitated” in 1978. What happened to the rest of the intellectuals, about 2.62 million of them?
A report about a labor camp in Jiabiangou in Gansu province may shed some light.
Nearly 3,000 “rightists” were detained in the labor camp between October 1957 and the end of 1960, and by the time a “rescue team” was sent there in November 1960, they only found 300 or 400 “skeletons,” who were eventually allowed to return home.
The Biggest Famine and Lies in Human History
The CCP falsely labeled the great famine from 1959 to 1961 as a “Three-Year-Natural-Disaster.”
It was written in the high school history book, “At that time, natural disasters were very severe, and the Soviet government tore up the agreements on economic and technical cooperation between the two countries. All this led to the serious hardships in the national economy from 1959 to 1961.”
Nothing was mentioned in the textbook about the man-made disasters brought on by ridiculous policies such as the Great Leap Forward. The death toll incurred during those years was tightly concealed from the public.
Yang Jisheng, a former senior journalist with Xinhua News Agency, revealed in his book Tombstone: The Great Chinese Famine, 1958-1962 that an estimated 36 million Chinese men, women, and children starved to death during China's Great Leap Forward in the late 1950s and early 1960s, equivalent to the entire population of Canada today.
During the Great Leap Forward, the CCP officials first falsely exaggerated production yields, such as “65,000 kilos of paddy rice per mu (0.165 acres),” and then when the government started to tax on the exaggerated yields, local CCP officials confiscated all the grain rations, seeds and staple foods of the peasants, leaving them with nothing to live on.
When people tried to hide some grain as food, the CCP launched a so-called “anti-concealment” movement and forced people to hand in all they had by violence.
“People were tied up, hung up, beaten up while being criticized in public; some were even beaten to death on the spot,” disclosed by independent scholar Yan Zhihua.
Starving victims were not allowed to flee from the famine and go begging somewhere else, as the CCP regarded this as a disgrace to its prestige. Those who tried to flee were either shot dead, or captured, locked up in their homes, and left to die from starvation.
Death Toll during the Cultural Revolution: “Astronomical”
During the ten-year “cultural revolution” from May 1966 to October 1976, countless ancient books, cultural relics and places of historical significance were destroyed.
Under the instigation of the CCP headed by Mao Zedong, youngsters were turned into hoodlums as red guards, and traditional cultural values and ethics were completely ruined.
Countless people lost their lives during the bloody turmoil. At the same time the CCP implanted the evil gene of the party culture into the minds of the Chinese people.
Even today, the ghost shadow of the Cultural Revolution is still seen in the various activities promoted by the CCP.
How many people actually died during the Cultural Revolution?
Ye Jianying, a senior CCP official, said in his speech at the CCP Central Work Conference on December 13, 1978, “After two years and seven months of comprehensive investigation by the Central Committee, it is estimated that 20 million people died during the Cultural Revolution, over 100 million people were subjected to political persecution, accounting for 1/9 of China's entire population, and 800 billion yuan was wasted.”
When Deng Xiaoping was asked the same question during an interview with the well-known Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci in August 1980, Deng said, “That is an astronomical number that can never be estimated.”
Denial of the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre
The bloody massacre of students on Tiananmen Square on June 4, 1989, shocked the whole world, and yet the spokesman of the CCP government claimed that “No one was killed when the PLA cleared out the square, not a single shot was fired.”
According to a report published in Next Magazine in Hong Kong in 2014 to commemorate the 25th anniversary of June 4, a declassified US White House archive recorded that as many as 40,000 civilians fell victim during the June 4 massacre, among them 10,454 were killed.
A declassified UK document in 2017 also showed that at least 10,000 people were killed by the CCP army during the June 4 massacre.
The Ongoing Persecution of Falun Gong
Since the persecution of Falun Gong was started by the CCP in July 1999, at least more than 4,000 practitioners have been confirmed to have died as a result of persecution.
Minghui report – The 20-Year Persecution of Falun Gong in China points out that “between July 10, 1999 and July 10, 2019, there have been at least 2,500,000 to 3,000,000 arrests of Falun Gong practitioners (some have been arrested multiple times). These arrests mainly fall into four categories: administrative detention, arbitrary detention in brainwashing centers, detention in now-defunct labor camps, and imprisonment.”
The report also points out: “In addition, up to ten million unnamed Falun Gong practitioners have been arrested for appealing for their belief and taken to secret concentration camps, where they become guinea pigs in the CCP’s scientific research and sources of involuntary organ donations. An unknown number have died, their bodies cremated without their families’ knowledge.”
The CCP's persecution of Falun Gong continues during the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak.
According to Minghui.org, at least 282 Falun Gong practitioners were unlawfully arrested in February 2020, when the virus infection was most severe, and 51 practitioners were wrongly convicted during January and February 2020.
Cover-up of the Coronavirus Pandemic
The devastating coronavirus pandemic has been raging across the world, killing more than 290,000 people, as of May 12, 2020. However, the death toll of 4,633 in China provided by the CCP had been unrealistically low, which was called by US Senator Ben Sasse as “garbage propaganda.”
“Without commenting on any classified information, this much is painfully obvious: The Chinese Communist Party has lied, is lying, and will continue to lie about coronavirus to protect the regime,” Senator Sasse said at a White House press briefing on April 1, 2020.
The international community has come to realize that the CCP has been covering up the outbreak all the time. Eight doctors were reprimanded by police for sharing coronavirus information with other colleagues on social media; Dr. Ai Fen was invited to a “chat” and threatened by the committee of discipline and inspection simply because she shared her concerns over some patients showing symptoms similar to “SARS.”
In China, not only sharing truthful information is “illegal,” but also keeping such information will get one into trouble.
It is reported that three young women (Chen Mei, Cai Wei and their friend Tang), all volunteers in fighting the coronavirus outbreak, were unlawfully detained by the CCP authorities because they had saved data while helping collect information on the virus infection.
The UK's cabinet emergency meeting on April 24 did not even bother to include China's coronavirus data on the chart due to its untrustworthy nature.
The German newspaper Bild published an article in mid-March titled “China Deceived the World with a Smile,” in which it not only criticized the CCP's mishandling of the coronavirus infection but also questioned the cooperation between Germany and communist China.
He Who Keeps Committing Wrongdoing Will Come to His Own Peril
Recently, French newspaper Le Figaro commented that in China, Mao Zedong's tradition of relying on lies and deception in governance did not die with his death. The common practice of deception in governance starts with fabrication of figures, whether in relation to the coronavirus pandemic or anything else.
There is an ancient saying in China: He who keeps committing wrongdoing will come to his own peril.
People have started to seriously question how much longer the CCP will linger as it has its last gasp of violence and deception?