In war, the subjection of the enemy is the end, and the destruction of his fighting forces the means.
–Carl von Clausewitz
Roger Cliff is the author of a recent study on the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), titled China’s Military Power: Assessing Current and Future Capabilities. Cliff says that modern wars are decided by strategy and doctrine. He also says China hides its military doctrine behind disinformation and secrecy.
It should come as no surprise that Beijing keeps its military doctrine hidden. The reason is simple. The Chinese rulers have two faces: (1) a communist face; (2) a capitalist face. Shall we guess which is their true face?
The regime in Beijing is Marxist-Leninist. It is totalitarian and criminal. It actively suppresses dissent, murders political activists, operates reeducation labor camps, and persecutes religious believers. Add to this China’s military buildup and threatening behavior toward Australia, India and Taiwan. What sense does it make to think the Chinese leaders are capitalists who merely pretend to be communists?
According to Roger Cliff, China’s military objectives are determined by the ruling Communist Party. This party subscribes to Leninist revolutionary theory — a theory that seeks to engineer the downfall of capitalism. Translation: Beijing is trying to defeat the United States.
On this last point Washington and the Pentagon are confused. Occasionally they see what China is up to. But then everyone in Washington reverts back to Panda-hugging. One might ask: Why do we trade with China when Beijing uses so many unfair trade practices? Why do we tolerate their ongoing intellectual theft and political subversion?
Here we find that American policymakers also have two faces. They have a face that is indignant at Beijing’s crimes, and a face that wants to do business with Beijing. Which is the true face of the American policymakers? Shall we guess?
It is time to say the truth. America’s policy of trading with China is dangerous. It has to stop. We should not be sharing technology with the People’s Liberation Army. We should not give Chinese communists access to our financial system. President Xi Jinping is a thug who sits atop a murderous regime, rife with corruption and primed for military aggression. Close collaboration with such a regime will get us a knife in the back.
It is only a question of when the Chinese communists decide to knife us. After all, America is the enemy the Communist Party has sworn to destroy. In Roger Cliff’s book, there are several clues to China’s military strategy for defeating the United States. We know that Chinese strategy emphasizes preemption, surprise and a desire for “rapid decision.” Chinese texts say, “take the initiative as soon as you can.” Consistent with ancient Chinese practice, these texts also emphasize avoiding a “direct engagement with enemy military forces” together with “precision strikes” and “unified leadership under centralized command.”
In terms of China’s military doctrine, here are the taglines for China’s secret “Campaign Guidance” documents: (1) “integrated joint operations” (suggests an amphibious invasion); (2) “new domains of struggle (suggests the amphibious operation will aim at objectives outside China’s sphere of influence); (3) “expansion of the scope of operations.” (suggests an entirely new theater of operations). If we take the three “Campaign Guidance” concepts together, it seems the Chinese envision some kind of naval/amphibious invasion involving “new domains” by expanding the “scope of [military] operations.”
More recently the PLA has issued a fourth “Campaign Guidance” concept in support of the first three: namely, “counter-terrorist operations.” The Chinese apparently expect to occupy someone’s territory, with attending civilian resistance (i.e., “terrorism”). Thus, “counter-terror” is required, possibly along the lines of Gen. Chi Haotian’s references (in his secret speech) to the killing of “women, children and prisoners of war.”
Might the PLA’s “Campaign Guidance” documents refer to a direct attack on U.S. territory following the collapse of the U.S. economy in a civil war scenario?
When asked by the author whether an invasion of North America had ever been contemplated by Russian or Chinese strategists, Col. Stanislav Lunev (a Russian defector) referred to Operation Weserübung — the German invasion of Norway in 1940. He then made special mention of German infiltration troops. The role of such troops, in a Russian/Chinese invasion scenario, could be greatly enlarged for operations in North America. Troops could be infiltrated into the U.S. as tourists, students, or illegal aliens. Once inside the United States, they could pick up uniforms and weapons at secret arms caches. They could then secure key points of entry (like airfields and ports). Invading forces need not come directly from China or Russia. Lunev noted that ideas presented in the Zimmerman Telegram, during World War I, were ahead of their time. In that telegram, the German Foreign Office proposed a military alliance between Mexico and Imperial Germany. Mexico, under the right circumstances, could be an important ally for an invading power. (Though Germany at that time was in no position to invade the United States or position troops in Mexico.)
By the editorial team of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”
Chapter 4. The Specter of Communism Is Ceaselessly Destroying Humankind
Introduction 1. The Party Takes the Lead in Betraying the Divine and Cursing Ancestors
1.1 The Party Takes the Lead against the Divine
1.2 The CCP Taking the Lead in Cursing Ancestors and Slandering Traditional Culture
1.3 The Brainwashed People Attack Traditional Culture
2. Forced Indoctrination Turns Good and Evil Upside Down
3. “Restoring Tradition,” Soft Brainwashing
3.1 Without Undoing the Destruction, Restoration Is In Vain
3.2 The Confucian Culture Restored by the CCP – A Dead Fish Out of Water
3.3 The CCP Destroys Traditional Culture by Dressing Up and Role-playing Ancient People
3.4 The Biggest Disorder Is The Leadership Of The Party
4. Closing the Road to Heaven, Opening the Gate to Hell
4.1 Promoting the Wicked to the Highest Heaven & Trampling Good People to the Lowest Depth
4.2 Promoting Materialism, Sexual Liberation, and All Deviant Phenomena
4.3 Brainwashing Youth Through the Education System
China’s Fifth Column: An Interview With Trevor Loudon, Part 2
J. R. Nyquist June 30, 2020
This is not about justice for George Floyd — this is about communist insurrection. —Trevor Loudon
It has always been a potential problem, in terms of dividing America, that non-white minorities in a largely white country, could fall under the influence of foreign-aligned communist groups or causes. Whatever strides have been made toward color-blindness since World War II, there remains the history of African slavery in the South before the Civil War and the assertion of white supremacy in Southern states after Reconstruction.
Since the 1960s we have been living through a period of unprecedented racial tolerance; yet the Marxists continually remind non-whites of the legacy of slavery and the history of colonialism, claiming that white supremacy is intrinsic to the capitalist system. By means of this propaganda (advanced in accordance with the Marxist dogma of Critical Race Theory), a fear of “whiteness” has been promoted at a time when the overwhelming majority of whites are philosophically opposed to racism. In fact, large numbers of whites voted for a black president in 2008 and 2012.
Since most whites are ashamed of America’s past treatment of blacks, they are susceptible to “white guilt.” This guilt is now being exploited to advance a communist agenda, as opposed to the color-blind agenda envisioned by conservatives. The political significance of this cannot be underestimated. According to Trevor Loudon, the organizations behind today’s revolutionary unrest are Maoist; that is, they are ideologically allied with the Chinese Communists in Beijing.
Loudon says these Maoist groups are registering voters in several states. Their revolution is not mere street agitation. According to Loudon, “They are heavily tied into the Democratic Party and are taking control where they can. For example, they run Durham, North Carolina. Every member of the city council but one … are affiliated with Liberation Road.”
Loudon has written a detailed article on the takeover of Durham, which is a university town. This takeover is part of a larger strategy of destroying the Republican Party’s base of support in the South. “Liberation Road is Maoist,” said Loudon. “They also work with the Democratic Party in blue states, like Massachusetts. They pretty much control the San Francisco City Commission. Several of their politicians operate in Los Angeles. This gives them influence in Sacramento. They have cultivated a big voting block of Asians in San Francisco. The Chinese influence in San Francisco is huge. They operate similarly in Boston. In Florida they have a group called ‘The New Florida Majority,’ which works exactly like the ‘The New Virginia Majority.’ Their aim is to use black and Latin majorities to destroy the Republican voting base in the South.”
I asked Loudon if the communists were succeeding at their electoral strategy.
“They got Virginia,” he replied. “They are advancing in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia. All those states are in danger of going blue in the next election.”
Is Trump likely to win the election?
“I give him a 35 percent chance at this stage,” said Loudon. “Because the left has mobilized minorities and youth. They will now sign up a couple of million new voters. The left has put huge resources into this, gathering up masses of black and Latino and Muslim voters. You have to remember, largely due to immigration, the minority part of the population has doubled over the last four decades. And the way their rhetoric is designed, you’re a racist if you don’t agree with them. By broadening the definition of racism to include anyone who believes in borders, anyone who is a Republican, or anyone who is conservative, they have made communism a mainstream proposition without overtly referring to themselves as communists. They are even saying that anti-communism is racist, because communism is led by China, an Asian country.”
If this kind of propaganda prevails, how will our freedom of speech survive?
“Well, yes, that’s right,” said Loudon. “The left’s rhetoric holds that anyone who disagrees with them is racist, and racists cannot be allowed any freedom of speech. If you don’t believe in ripping down statues you’re a racist. People are terrorized by this word, ‘racism.’ This is one of the communists’ most powerful weapons. I personally know people who have been fired for opposing Black Lives Matter in Facebook posts. To be a racist, like being a climate change denier, is to risk ostracism. So the counter-arguments are not being made. If they say Trump is a racist, give me specifics. They cannot. But who is challenging them?”
I said to Loudon, “This rhetoric seems to be rolling us up. On every side we see inaction, we see surrender, we see fear.”
Loudon replied: “The Republican Party is silent because they are terrified of this one word. Nikki Haley talked about 400 years of white repression. She wants to run for President on the Republican side. This is how she talks. Everyone must now fall into line with Critical Race Theory, which was advanced by James Cone, the founder of Black Liberation Theology. He went to Cuba in 1982, to meetings with Castro. He took Jeremiah Wright — Obama’s pastor — with him. They said, basically, that if you are white you are racist. If you are part of the white, Christian, capitalist, patriarchy, you are a racist. Thus, they attacked men. They attacked free institutions. They attacked Christianity. Now we hear calls to wipe out images of the ‘white Christ.’”
Do you think the Chinese Communist Party is supporting this?
Loudon replied: “When President Trump put tariffs on Chinese goods, the Chinese declared a ‘People’s War.’ This is a Maoist concept. It means a war of attrition on every front. It is harassment to exhaust the United States. They want to take over areas around cities and starve the cities. What they do in an urban setting is attack police stations and set up their own police. They are trying to use these areas as Maoist bases to eliminate the Republican Party in those states. There is a biological warfare aspect to this, as well, if we think of the way COVID-19 has played into this.”
Loudon believes that the “Chinese virus” was “the first round” of the “People’s War” waged by China. The Maoist assault on our symbols, institutions and cities is the second round. The third round, he says, “will be more kinetic.”
“I think there will be terrorist attacks and targeted assassinations,” said Loudon. “These will not only be from the left, but from white supremacist groups — to create more division. Look at Charlottesville. You had pro-Russian white supremacists facing off against Chinese communist groups. Who got the blame? Of course, this is all predicated on a government non-reaction. Did you know it is a felony to cross state lines to start a riot? Imagine what the federal government could do if it wanted?”
Should we be shocked at the federal government’s apparent unwillingness to arrest and prosecute communist agitators?
Loudon said, “Freedom Road Socialist Organization started this business in Minnesota. This group is openly pro-Chinese and openly ‘People’s War.’ Some of them are known to support FARC, the Communist Armed Forces of Colombia. They also support the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. They have set up a national alliance against race oppression modeled on an organization founded by Angela Davis in the 1970s. She actually came to their founding. They have coordinated most of these riots through the NAAPR. Frank Chapman is one of the people at the center of this. He was sent to jail long ago for a robbery killing. Then he became a jailhouse lawyer and a radical activist. His affiliates sparked the riots. These are the ‘sparks’ of a revolutionary movement. Lenin defined a spark — Iskra — as something that ignites a revolution. When Trump was elected they said their purpose was to be in the streets for four years and make the country ungovernable.”
It seems that America is in a desperate situation.
“We are in a revolutionary situation,” said a Loudon. “And who is fighting back? There are 500 FBI investigations now. All they have to do is read my articles and they would know who to arrest. But watch. They will arrest white supremacists. The narrative is that these are ‘peaceful’ demonstrations. But in reality this is a ‘People’s War.’ They are destroying the police, demoralizing their opposition. This war is biological, electronic, and psychological. The FBI supposedly has 2,000 investigations into Chinese activities right now. But it’s not enough.”
I noted that the FBI is too small to cope with such large problems and Loudon agreed. “There are people being arrested,” he said. “I saw the President’s National Security Advisor, Robert O’Brien, saying that America is done being naive about China.”
And what if Trump loses the November election?
“Yes,” said Loudon. “What happens then? Imagine if these mobs had a Democratic President egging them on? Imagine Vice President Kamala Harris taking over from an incapable Joe Biden.”
Are we on the verge of mass repressions against conservatives?
“Yes,” Loudon replied. “We will be targeted heavily.”
China’s Fifth Column: An Interview With Trevor Loudon, Part 1
J. R. Nyquist June 29, 2020
Two pro-China communist parties — Freedom Road Socialist Organization and Liberation Road — are playing leading roles in coordinating the often-violent protests now occurring across the United States.
In previous articles I have asserted that communists are behind the Black Lives Matter “protests.” Many would disagree, citing police brutality and racial equality as causal factors. Any reference to communism nowadays is rejected as “Cold War” thinking. Yet the violent unrest of 2020 was organized and prepared by communists. This is undeniable, says Trevor Loudon — an expert on communism.
After decades of “ideological subversion” and deception, with the fabrication of pretexts and the misconstruction of contexts, most Americans are unable to see that a communist power-grab is underway. It is multifaceted, multidimensional and multi-pronged.
For thirty years Marxist-Leninists, in every country, proclaimed the end of the communist bloc. The Cold War was over, they said. And Americans believed them. Since 1991 many countries have fallen to communism: South Africa, Congo, Nepal, Venezuela, Nicaragua. Meanwhile, China and Russia, the leading countries of the old communist bloc, are working together, helping Cuba, propping up Venezuela, giving weapons to North Korea.
It is said that you “cannot cheat an honest man.” Communist active measures have always pandered to our moral weaknesses: — to our lazy preconceptions, our cravings for convenience, our intellectual shallowness, our unwarranted optimism. After a hundred years of ideological subversion what remains of our truthfulness? We now say an unborn baby is “unviable tissue,” that sex is not biologically determined, that America won the Cold War, that the greatest danger we face is global warming, that the police are racist and America must undergo “fundamental changes.” Americans have accepted many of these these propositions. That is why the country appears unwilling to defend itself in the current crisis. Each proposition is a piece in a larger strategic whole. Each piece supports another piece, and all of it depends on our intellectual dishonesty. Why have we succumbed? Shakespeare’s Hamlet says, “To be honest, as this world goes, is to be one man picked out of ten thousand.”
It seems we cannot resist the lies we want to believe. Putin’s regime, for example, is willfully misunderstood as a champion of Christian Orthodoxy and Russian nationalism. But a genuine Russian nationalist, like Dmitry Savvin, says Putin is a neo-Bolshevik. He is, quite simply, a functionary of the “sword and shield” of the Communist Party Soviet Union. He has not changed his essence; and neither have the “capitalists” who run the Chinese Communist Party. Meanwhile, the domestic American communist has morphed into a “community organizer,” and a champion of blacks, Hispanics and immigrants. The subtle meaning of this policy is now coming into focus as a declaration of war has been announced against “the white Jesus.”
Precisely because we’ve marinated so long in disinformation, and have been deceived on so many tertiary issues, our thinking has been falsified. The KGB defector Yuri Bezmenov described the situation in terms of “ideological subversion.” He said:
What it basically means is to change the perception of reality of the average American to such an extent that despite the abundance of information no one is able to come to a sensible conclusion about defending themselves and their country.
Here is the explanation of America’s non-reaction to the riots — to the tearing down of the statues of George Washington and Ulysses Grant and Teddy Roosevelt. Here is why defunding the police is seriously considered in major cities. Here is why no violent public reaction to these and other desecrations has occurred — why governors and mayors accept lawless acts as “healthy.” And this is why a communist revolution is widely misconstrued as “anarchist” or “peaceful.”
To get clarity on who actually organized this revolution, and what their objectives are, I turned to Trevor Loudon. He is an expert on communism from New Zealand. To start out, I asked him about the politics of his native country.
“Both our mainstream parties in New Zealand are controlled by the Chinese,” Loudon explained. “One of our members of parliament was an instructor in a Chinese spy school who goes on trade trips to China with the Prime Minister.”
I asked if conservatives made an issue of this.
“It’s all right by them,” Loudon said. “You have to understand, New Zealand was always the weak link of English-speaking countries. It was easier to subvert.”
I asked why New Zealand was easier to subvert.
Loudon said, “Because we were smaller, more easily co-opted. The New Zealand Labor Party was taken over by the communists in the 1980s, through the labor movement.”
Loudon explained that outside the United States, the communists had infiltrated and captured most of the labor unions around the world. It was only a matter of time before most left wing parties succumbed to communist pressure from these movements. Meanwhile, conservative parties, in turn, were influenced through business deals with communist countries that began to accelerate after Nixon recognized Red China in the 1970s.
“Originally,” said Loudon, “the labor movement in the United States was not run by communists. Then, in 1994-95, they put John Sweeney in charge of the AFL-CIO. They removed the clause in their bylaws against communists. So the communists came flooding in. The communists, through the unions, got a left-of-center party — the Democratic Party — to adopt far left policies. All these recent Democratic policies, from the Green New Deal to opening trade with Cuba, come from the communists.”
Loudon explained that the communists were influencing both of America’s political parties in different ways. The Democrats were influenced by the unions, the Republicans were captured through policies of “engagement” with the communist bloc.
“It was a complete mistake,” said Loudon of engagement. “You cannot trade safely with communist countries. The communists are political criminals. You don’t reform the mafia by bringing them into the police department. I had a friend who infiltrated the communist movement and trained in Moscow. He was taught that communists do better in times of Detente. That was in 1983, by the way. They were then planning to put communism on a back burner. They were going to do it under Andropov, but he died of kidney disease and they had to train a new leader, Gorbachev. The Detente thing has always been a sham. They are all about world domination, and ‘engagement’ is just a Trojan Horse. Kissinger, who was identified as a Soviet agent by [General] Michael Goleniewski, was the one who sold Nixon on opening China. How has this worked out? In the 1970s China was a threat to no one. Today China has the biggest military in the world, the second-largest economy in the world, and is now the leader of a resurgent global communist movement. We have created a monster so Americans can buy cheap toasters at Walmart.”
According to Loudon, “China has way more money to buy politicians than the Soviets ever dreamed of having. The Chinese communists can even draw conservatives into their network through ‘legitimate’ business deals. Left wing groups are ideologically sympathetic to China as it is. ‘Engagement’ with China has produced a situation we might not survive — thank you very much, Henry Kissinger.”
I asked Loudon if we can definitively connect the violent unrest in American cities to China.
“Absolutely,” said Loudon. “You have the Freedom Road Socialist Organization, Liberation Road and the Communist Party USA leading this. The first two are responsible for ninety percent of the rioting. They have the big infrastructure for making this happen. Liberation Road has many front groups and nonprofits. They get money from the Ford Foundation, George Soros, even Levi Strauss. They created something called The Movement for Black Lives, which is the coordinating body for Black Lives Matter. BLM was set up in 2014 by three women deeply affiliated with Liberation Road. There are connections here with Marxist terrorist groups like the Weather Underground. In Manhattan there is even an affiliate funded by German taxpayers. It is called The Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, with branch offices in Moscow and Beijing. Two of the founders of Black Lives Matter, Patrisse Kahn-Cullors and Alicia Garza, publicly admitted to being ‘trained Marxist organizers.’ Those are their exact words. The Liberation Roads faction has sent three delegations to the Palestinian Territories. These people have heavy connections to Marxist terrorist groups.”
I asked how these revolutionaries tie in to the Democratic Party.
“They are definitely tied in,” said Loudon. “They have an activist group that flipped Virginia from a red to a blue state and took credit for Obama winning the election in 2008. They registered a lot of minority voters.”
The story of how the communists hijacked minority causes and interests to cobble together an electoral majority is explained by Loudon as a clever game of political divide-and-conquer. Communist revolution is not merely a phenomenon of the streets. It also takes place in voting booths across battleground states. Communist strategy holds that several types of struggle are engaged at once. If gains are made in one venue, they are used to leverage victory in another.
In Part 2 Loudon will discuss the communist strategy for winning the November election, the significance of “critical race theory,” and more.
Seeing through the CCP’s Nature—Reflecting on Events During the Chinese Civil War
Sept. 11, 2020 | By Shixin (Minghui.org)
August 9, 1945, was a special day in Chinese history. Already eight years into its massive invasion into China, top Japanese leaders learned at 4 a.m. that day that the Soviet Union had declared war against Japan. Seven hours later, the U.S. launched a second atomic bomb attack on Japan. Later that night, Japanese Emperor Hirohito decided to end the war followed by an official surrender on August 15.
This also triggered a series of changes inside China. Although Kuomintang (KMT) had been the main force to counter the invading Japanese army, the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) wasted no time in harvesting the fruit of victory. Between August 10 and 11, 1945, the then CCP leader Mao Zedong issued 7 orders within 18 hours urging 200,000 of his troops to claim territories from the Japanese-occupied regions.
According to Chinese historian Xin Haonian, this was the first time Mao gave official orders to counter the Japanese army. Before that Mao always avoided direct conflicts with the Japanese army for the CCP’s own growth, while millions of KMT soldiers died on the battlefields to fight the Japanese between 1937 and 1945.
Double-Dealing by the CCP
Hoping for peace inside China, the then KMT head Chiang Kai-shek invited Mao three times between August 11 and August 23, 1945, for a meeting. Although Mao was hesitant, Soviet Union leader Joseph Stalin ordered him to go and said his safety would be ensured by the U.S. and Soviet Union.
On August 28, 1945, Mao flew to Chongqing accompanied by Patric J. Hurley, then U.S. ambassador to the Republic of China. As soon as he got off the plane, Mao, who had fought Chiang for decades, shouted, “Long live Generalissimo Chiang!” and delivered a written speech on “ensuring domestic peace, implementing democratic politics and consolidating domestic unity.”
While Mao gave a false impression of being willing to cooperate with KMT on the surface, behind the scenes he was going all out to reap the fruits of the victory of the war with the Japanese army. Before leaving for Chongqing, Mao had instructed his military commanders Liu Bocheng and Deng Xiaoping on August 25, 1945, to attack Chiang’s army as much as possible, “Don’t worry about my safety in Chongqing. The better you fight, the safer I will be, and the better outcome for us in the negotiations.”
While the 41-day Chongqing negotiations captured the attention of the entire country, the CCP army occupied 200 cities and destroyed major roads preventing the KMT army from accepting the Japanese surrender. This allowed the CCP to maximally seize weapons from the surrendered Japanese armed forces.
On October 10, 1945, the KMT and the CCP signed a peace agreement. However, less than a month later, Mao completely destroyed all agreements and all promises.
Chiang: Communist Party Is the Biggest Enemy of Mankind
Having dealt with the CCP for decades, Chiang knew that the CCP would not be reconciled. On the day after the agreement was signed, he wrote in his diary: “The CCP is not only untrustworthy but also despicable in their conduct. They are worse than animals.” He knew very well that the only outcome of “peaceful coexistence” with the communist regime would be to be gobbled up by the demonic communism.
Chiang drew this conclusion because he had known the Soviet Communism and the CCP very well. When visiting the Soviet Union for three months in 1923 as recommended by Sun Yat-sen, Chiang realized that the political system of the Soviet Union was an autocratic system of a terrorist organization.
In 1926, as the Northern Expedition led by Chiang began to show initial success in defeating regional warlords, the CCP instigated the pro-CCP officials in the KMT government to establish another regime in Wuhan City, Hubei Province to interfere with the Northern Expedition. Chiang wrote in “Message to All Soldiers,” “While our National Revolutionary Army was fighting a bloody war in Jiangxi, the Communist Party was arranging a rebellion in Hunan and Hubei [to make troubles]; while our frontline soldiers were fighting fiercely in Zhejiang and Jiangsu, [the CCP] authorities in Wuhan withheld soldiers’ pay and refused to provide any ammunition, not even a bullet.”
Chiang was clear-headed about the CCP’s tricks of double-dealing and back-stabbing, so he launched a large-scale movement to purge communists working within the KMT government and military forces.
At the end of the Huaihai Campaign in January 1949, one of the last wars before the CCP took over in China, Chiang issued an order to stop fighting and instead leave the mainland China for Taiwan. His personal bodyguard recalled Chiang’s despair at the time: He rested his head and arms on the desk and cried with great sadness. As he cried he murmured to himself. “No more fighting, no more fighting; the fallen soldiers are all Chinese,” he said, “This could be my fate. Now the Chinese people all believe in them (CCP officials)—No point fighting anymore. When they [the Chinese people] gradually see the truth, they will long for our return.”
After the CCP usurped power, Chiang continued to expose the vicious nature of the CCP. In 1960, Chiang said in his “Good Friday Testimony:”“The arrogant Communist gangsters shouted that they would destroy all religions in the world, and they would destroy all human beings who do not worship Communism, and that Communism would dominate the world. All their persecutions, struggles, framing, and public trials today are just like the demonic ‘Satan’ in the New Testament era 1,900 years ago. We may calm down and ask ourselves whether we have reached the end of a millennium as mentioned in chapter 20 of the Revelation? ‘Satan will be released from his prison and will go out to deceive the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, to gather them together to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.’ Bible scholars believe that once Satan is released from prison, he may be very powerful. Communism, the embodiment of Satan, not only fights against God but also deliberately plays tricks with God.”
Chiang realized the incredible pace of Communist aggression. Since the end of World War II, as many as 800 million people were living under the iron curtain of Communism, and there would be no peace in the world as long as Communism is still around. He believed that there was no way out in following the Communist Party and said, “Any attempt to compromise with the Communists is the same as willingly falling into the trap of the Communist Party or opening the door to invite thieves. If the free world follows this path, it will not only fail to rebuild the temple of God but also open up a path to its own annexation. This kind of compromise is to invite Satan to rule the world.”
In 1966, when the CCP launched the Cultural Revolution, Chiang said the criminal and demonic nature of Mao’s gangsters was in absolute contradiction to the Chinese traditional culture. “Under the pretense of the so-called ‘Cultural Revolution’, it committed horrendous atrocities of culture destruction. Today’s mainland has been turned into a huge prison, in which feelings between father and son, gratitude between husband and wife… are all regarded as being treacherous, and people showing such sentiments are subjected to severe criticism at any time!” he wrote.
In 1972, Chiang accurately predicted the disintegration of the European Communist countries in 1990, and the CCP would also be disintegrated a little later. Till his death, the idea of “saving China” was always on Chiang’s mind. He affirmed in one of his speeches: “No one can destroy the Chinese culture! The righteous force that reflects our nation’s independent character and capability embedded in our traditional Chinese culture will ultimately eliminate the Communist bandits!”
The Secret Behind The CCP’s Class Struggle
Yan Xishan served as governor of Shanxi provincial government, and later as premier of the Republic of China. He said in a speech during a major conference in 1949 that some people in both China and the U.S. mistakenly regarded the Chinese Communist Party as a “political party.” They failed to recognize that it is in fact a “party of treacherous rebels.”
Yan, who had suffered a lot in fighting the CCP for many years, gained a deep understanding of the CCP’s practices and their fundamental ideology. When he was in Shanxi, he obtained two documents of the Communist Party, which enabled him to understand why the Communist Party was so fervent about class struggle. At that time, the Communist Party’s tactics in dealing with the people in rural China involved punishing people step by step. First, they would draw the upper-middle class over to their side to punish rich farmers; then rope in smallholder farmers to settle old scores with middle-class farmers; after that, they would instigate poor peasants to do the same to smallholder farmers.
Finally, the CCP would deal with the poor peasants. The document pointed out: “As for how to deal with the poor peasants, we don’t need to do anything special, but explain to them: The People’s Liberation Army is fighting for the people, and those who are not on the front lines must deliver tax grain to the government; first demand this year’s tax grain from them, and if they still have spare grain, then tell them to deliver last year’s tax grain; if they still have leftovers, then require them to deliver tax grain for the previous year, until they are unable to survive. Then we will offer them some relief grain and some production tools, so that they have to rely on us to make a living, and only when they have such connection with us can they fight with us to the end.”
Yan was greatly shocked by what was said in the document as it showed how the CCP took hostage of the entire Chinese population and obtained their resources and manpower by burning, killing, and looting, and was able to expand rapidly as a result. He said, “We are a national state, and we are doing our best to protect the people; the CCP is a party of hooligans and they are doing everything possible to punish people so as to keep them under its control. The CCP does not want people to live in peace, they need people to create chaos with them…. they are after wealthy people’ money and landlords’ land, and use them as funds to create trouble; most of all, they want poor people to be cannon fodders in their fighting strategies.”
Yan also predicted that once the communist party had communized China, it would certainly do the same to Southeast Asia and India, and ultimately it would try to communize the entire world. Communism is internationally aggressive, and all wars launched by the Communist Party were international wars. He also obtained another CCP’s internal document, which encouraged CCP cadres “not to be afraid of atom bombs,” and further confirmed the CCP’s ambition to communize and take control of the world.
The document explained the “anti-atomic bombs” the CCP had in their hands: The British and U.S. imperialists have atomic bombs, so we must have anti-atomic bombs to deal with the enemies’ atomic bombs. They have military atomic bombs, whereas we have political atomic bombs. The British and U.S. imperialists would attack us to control industrial areas and bomb large cities, but we have managed to organize the vast land of Asia and the masses of people in a way that they become inseparable from us, and this is what we can use as a countermeasure against atomic bombs, and it can make it impossible for the enemy’s atomic bombs to exert their effects. This is our approach against atomic bombs, that is, we have anti-atomic-bomb devices, and we are not afraid of British and U.S. imperialists……”
In concluding why he believed Communism would sweep across the world, Yan said that the communist party’s approach was unprecedented in history, a politically aggressive strategy of armed masses. The Communist Party had always used political strategy to manipulate military strategy, and use military strategy to manipulate tactics, and at the same time pack themselves with false propaganda.
He said: “The CCP pretends to be a normal political party outwardly; it appeared to be very enthusiastic about ‘peace’,’democracy’ and ‘progress’ in its propaganda; it used to talk about ‘negotiation’ and ‘consultation’ in politics. However, behind these gorgeous and dazzling outfits, the CCP is always aiming a gun at its opponent’s heart. When they cannot win in the battlefield, the Chinese Communist Party will come to the meeting room. When they cannot win in the meeting room, the Chinese Communist Party will rush back to the battlefield again. ‘Violence’ and ‘Peace’ were used as a double-edged broadsword knife, sticking in front of a compromising government!”
Chen Cheng: Terrorism and Communism Have Never Separated. My life-long dream is to “build up Taiwan and retake the mainland”
Chen Cheng, who was once the No. 2 powerful figure in Taiwan’s politics, had always followed Chiang to root out the Communists with full commitment. He loyally defended Chiang all along and served as Chief of Staff and commander-in-chief of the national navy during the civil war between KMT and the CCP. He was firmly committed to the eradication of Communists throughout his life, served the country loyally, and never forgot to “retake the mainland.”
In his memoirs, Chen referred to the CCP’s Red Army as “red bandits,” pointing out that it was banditry created by the Soviet Communist International, and that the CCP, established in 1921, was a treacherous organization that sold out national interests.
Chen pointed out that the CCP’s bloody killings alone set an unprecedented record. Starvation was also a form of chronic slaughter [about 45 million died during the Great Famine in China between 1959 and 1961]. The CCP was the enemy of the universal value of humanity because they “deny that humans are humans, and affirm that humans are also objects” and “From the beginning to the end, terrorism and communist rule have never separated,” Chen said.
Chen presided over Taiwan’s land reform without shedding any blood. At the same time, he accomplished the capital accumulation required for industrialization and accelerated Taiwan’s rapid economic development. In contrast, at least two million landlords were killed during the CCP’s land reform, and many people lost their families and their loved ones. The land that poor peasants obtained from robbing the landlords were confiscated by the CCP before they even had time to clear out the weeds.
Both Chiang and Chen knew the CCP well and they had always wanted to save the Chinese people and Chinese civilization from being poisoned and destroyed by the CCP. As early as 70 years ago, they saw through the evil nature of Communism and the CCP, knowing that they are demons that aim to destroy China and communize the entire world.
Unfortunately, many Chinese citizens and people in the international community failed to pay enough attention to this reality. As the CCP grows to dominate the world and pushes its communism agenda, and as the entire world suffers from the coronavirus pandemic as a result of the CCP’s mishandling of the outbreak, it is time for us to reflect on these issues and find a path forward.
Chinese Scholars’ Decisions and Fates at the Crossroads of History
Sept. 7, 2020 | By Shixiang (Minghui.org)
History is a good lesson for us to learn. When the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was about to take over mainland China 70 years ago, Chinese scholars faced a dilemma: staying with the CCP or leaving with Kuomintang, going to Taiwan?
Some chose to leave, such as Hu Shih, former Chinese Ambassador to the United States (1938 to 1942). They were able to maintain their personal integrity and continue passing on the idea of freedom in the free world. Some chose to stay such as Chen Yinke, one of the greatest Chinese historians at the time. They ended up suffering never-ending political movements and losing academic freedom, human dignity, or even their lives.
Reflecting on their stories, one can learn that when dealing with the CCP, it is important to see through its true nature instead of trusting the rosy picture that it paints.
Hu Shih’s Cry
By the end of 1948, the CCP had been prevailing in the civil war against the Kuomintang, then ruling party in China who had led China to win in WWII. The Kuomintang government sent three airplanes to evacuate famous scholars from Beijing, as it was losing the battles in northern China.
Hu Shih was one of the most renowned Chinese philosophers and essayists. He had also served as China’s Ambassador to the U.S., president of Peking University, and later president of the Academia Sinica in Taipei. He was at Nanjing, the capital city of the Kuomintang government, when the evacuation planes were deployed. The plan was to pick up some scholars from Beijing, then more in Nanjing, before taking them to Taiwan.
Hu went to the airport to join those scholars from Beijing. When the door of the first airplane was opened, he was shocked to see it was empty. The second plane was empty again… Out of the 81 most renowned scholars in Beijing to be evacuated, only 22 took the offer, with 10 going to Taiwan with the Kuomintang government and 12 to the U.S. or Europe. The remaining 59 chose to remain in Beijing.
Hu wept openly at the airport, as if he could foresee the gloomy future for those who chose to stay with the CCP.
Leaving the CCP
The CCP had tried to keep Hu in Beijing before he went to Nanjing, for his great influence in academia and politics. Mao Zedong, then CCP’s top leader, sent Hu a message that he could serve as president of Beijing Library if he chose to remain in the mainland. Hu’s student Wu Han, a high-ranking CCP official, also sent a messenger to ask Hu to stay.
Hu answered with one sentence, “Don’t believe the CCP!”
He also asked the messenger to tell Wu Han, “The Soviet Union has bread but no freedom; the United States of America has both bread and freedom; but when the CCP comes, there is neither bread nor freedom.”
In as early as 1919, Hu had recognized that “Marxism and socialism are just self-deceptive dreams.” In 1946, Hu wrote an article “On Two Fundamentally Different Parties,” stating that there are two fundamentally different types of parties: one is the party in the U.K., U.S., and Western Europe, and the other is the communist party in the Soviet Union, the Fascist Party in Italy, and the Nazi Party in Germany. The two types divide at the line of freedom vs. non-freedom, independence vs. non-independence, and tolerance vs. intolerance.
Despite the CCP’s repeated invitation, Hu left the CCP and went to Taiwan.
Fu Sinian was considered one of the best scholars in Chinese history and literature studies in the 20th century. In July 1945, he and a few scholars visited Yan’an, a northwestern city that served as the CCP’s headquarters. He had a private conversation with Mao Zedong for a night. However, unlike some other scholars who praised the Yan’an trip, Fu thought the system of Yan’an was pure despotism and obscurantism. He found that Mao was very familiar with all kinds of novels, especially those of poor-taste, and that Mao used those materials to study the psychology of the people to control them.
Thus, Fu did not hesitate to leave mainland China and later served as president of National Taiwan University.
Qian Mu, one of the “Four Modern Historians” in China, was another master-level scholar who had a clear understanding of the CCP. After the CCP army crossed the Yangtze River to attack the Kuomintang in south China in April 1949, Qian Jibo, a scholar specialized in classic Chinese literature, suggested that Qian Mu remain in the mainland.
Qian Mu asked Qian Jibo, “You have been studying literature. Can you see any attitude of generosity and tolerance in the CCP’s official announcement of crossing the Yangtze River?”
Qian Jibo was silent.
Mao Zedong wrote that announcement. From it, Qian Mu read that Mao would not tolerate anyone with different opinions, and thus he chose to leave mainland China. He continued his teaching in Hong Kong and mentored many students.
Staying with the CCP
Qian Jibo chose to trust the CCP. But his ending was tragic. His manuscript, which he spent a lot of time writing, was largely burned during the CCP’s political movement to destroy the leading “bad” scholars in 1959. He became depressed and died.
Chen Yinke, a Chinese literature master, was called the “professor of professors.” He went with Hu Shih from Beijing to Nanjing but then decided to stay in the mainland with the CCP. He endured much suffering during the CCP’s political movements, as he chose not to give up his conscience to the Party.
The CCP stopped his salary and froze his bank account during the Cultural Revolution. Chen was tortured until he was blind and developed heart disease and many other illnesses. The Red Guards (teenagers who vowed to be loyal only to Mao Zedong) put a few high-pitched speakers next to his bed to frighten him. Even when he was in his last days, the Red Guards still demanded that he “confess his crimes.” As Chen described experience, “I live as if in a prison cell for death row inmates.”
Even CCP officials could not escape the torture.
The aforementioned Wu Han, a renowned historian on the Ming Dynasty and Hu’s student, became the chancellor in charge of both Peking University and Tsinghua University. As a party activist, he served as the vice mayor of Beijing.
However, during the Cultural Revolution, he was taken down for a play he wrote, which was criticized as having a hidden political message against the CCP. He was forced to kneel down to receive public criticism and humiliation. His hair was pulled out and his chest developed internal bleeding due to beating. He died in October 1969, without seeing his adopted children for the last time, and leaving only a pair of pants full of bloodstains.
The CCP didn’t leave the children or relatives of the escaping scholars alone either.
Hu Shih’s youngest son, Hu Sidu, who had returned to China from the U.S., refused to evacuate to Taiwan along with his father.
When the CCP carried out a movement to denounce Hu Shih in the 1950s, Hu Sidu published an article titled “Criticism over My Father Hu Shih” and called Hu Shih “the dog of imperialists and the enemy of the public.” But that didn’t give him safety. Hu Sidu was labeled as a “Rightist” in 1957. He committed suicide by hanging himself.
Fu Sinian’s nephew Fu Lehuan finished his studies in Great Britain in 1951. He rejected Fu Sinian’s offer to work in Taiwan and worked as a professor in Beijing, where he thought he would be free and happy. During the Cultural Revolution he was labeled as a “spy” and repeatedly denounced, imprisoned, and tortured. He eventually jumped into a lake in Beijing to end his life.
The cases listed above are just some examples. The CCP has painted a free China with very rosy pictures during the civil war, to allure people to join it. According to the Chinese Academy of Science, about 5,000 Chinese scientists were overseas when the CCP came to power in 1949, and more than 2,000 came back to mainland China by 1956. However, what they experienced once they were in China was something they had never expected.
Why Did These Chinese Communist Founders Abandon the Party?
Aug. 13, 2020 | By Xing Min (Minghui.org)
In China, the First National Congress of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in July 1921 was considered a key event in the CCP’s establishment. Writings about it often include the names of its 15 participants and sometimes their pictures.
What the public doesn’t know is that, out of those 15 people, only two were able to continue their belief in communism with no major setbacks. The rest either abandoned the communist ideas early on or became victims of political struggles within communism.
Here we will review the experiences of three top leaders of the CCP.
The First Party General Secretary
Following the system of the Soviet Union, the highest position in the CCP is the General Secretary. As the first general secretary, Chen Duxiu was considered the founder of the CCP.
Working as a dean at the renowned Peking University, Chen and others were looking for a new path for China. With support from the Soviet Union, Chen became the first general secretary and launched the CCP under the direction of the Soviet Communist Party (SCP).
Influenced by traditional Chinese culture, however, Chen was often at odds with the Party’s direction. As SCP instructed CCP leaders to join the Kuomintang (Chinese Nationalist Party) for its survival and growth, Chen opposed it, citing ideological differences between the two. Later on he gave in and became a Kuomintang member just like other CCP leaders. Nonetheless, tension grew and led to his demotion by the SCP in July 1927.
During a conflict between China and the Soviet Union regarding the railroad in northeast China in 1929, CCP leaders proposed to support the SCP at the price of sacrificing Chinese people’s interests. Chen opposed the idea and was expelled from the CCP in November 1929.
After being arrested by Kuomintang in October 1932, Chen studied traditional Chinese culture in prison and chose to abandon communism. In a letter in March 1938, he said the CCP had done whatever it took to advance its own agenda. “Those who listen to you are soldiers, while those who have different opinions are considered traitors. Have you ever considered moral values?”
In 1940, Chen wrote, “The dictatorship of the proletariat does not exist, since it only leads to dictatorship of the party or the party leader. Any dictatorship will cause brutality, cover-up, deceit, bribery, and corruption.”
A CCP Leader Who Always Wore a “Mask”
Qu Qiubai, another attendee of the first national congress, replaced Chen as the top leader after Chen’s demotion in 1927. Between 1928 and 1930, he also represented the CCP in the Communist International. Due to political struggles, however, he was demoted in 1931 and arrested by the Kuomintang in February 1935.
One month before his execution in June 1935, Qu wrote a long article titled “Superfluous Words.” He said it was a mistake for him to be a CCP leader because he was just a plain intellectual. Although only 36 years old, he was already very tired with no ambition or interest in politics or even entertainment.
Throughout his life, Qu rarely read books on Marxism. During meetings, he learned to be politically savvy and did not make his own decisions. Still, he was criticized, and all the criticism further confused him. Therefore, he was happy for others to play dominant roles. He said he could use his little knowledge of Marxism to analyze issues, but the methodology itself could be anti-Marxist, since he did not know other ideas.
In addition, Qu said he lacked confidence and always relied on others. His personality did not qualify him to be a communist, and it was painful for him to play the roles he did. That was why he was happy his comrades called him a traitor; his heart had left them long before that.
Qu described his roles in the CCP as performing on a stage, which was different from his true self. He was not frank with others, including even his wife. “Through the years, I always wore a mask and I am so happy to get rid of it,” he said.
A Statement of Quitting the CCP
Zhang Guotao was also a senior official in the CCP organization. He was the chairperson of the first national congress in 1921. In addition, he was the only Chinese leader who had met Vladimir Lenin in person.
Zhang once had unparalleled power in the Party. For example, as the Red Army troops met in 1935 after the Long March, Zhang’s Fourth Front Army had nearly 80,000 soldiers, while the First Front Army of Mao Zedong and other top leaders only had less than 30,000. During the internal conflicts that followed, however, he was stripped of his leadership role in 1936. A large portion of his troops was also nearly all destroyed. Mao and other top leaders then launched numerous attacks on him.
As the situation deteriorated, Zhang fled in April 1938 and turned to the Kuomintang on April 2, 1930. Three days later, he made an announcement of quitting the CCP. He said he had been wrong to join the CCP. In fact, the CCP’s actions were already against the interests of Chinese people, and it had become an organization of constant plotting and riots.
In 1948, Zhang launched the Chuangjin magazine in Shanghai. He wrote numerous articles stating the CCP “focused on power struggles,” “did not care about moral values or the country at all,” and “treated citizens like dirt.” He also predicted, “If the CCP succeeds, the military rule would inevitably lead to totalitarian politics.” His prediction became reality within several years.
Zhang was fortunate not only because he followed his conscience and stopped following the CCP; by doing so, he also avoided becoming a victim of the Party’s countless internal political struggles. Top leaders such as Liu Shaoqi (former chairperson of China) and Peng Dehuai (the most accomplished general) all died miserably after humiliation and countless other types of mistreatment.
Lessons from the Soviet Union
The establishment of the CCP occurred largely because of assistance from the Soviet Union. Nearly 30 years have passed since the Soviet Union dissolved in 1991, but the tyranny of communism still continues in China.
The CCP has grown significantly in the past few decades. With the end of cold war, the West invested heavily in China, hoping the economic improvement would lead to democracy and political openness. With the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre, however, the CCP proved that it would continue to dominate China with violence and lies.
Since then, continued support from Western countries, including the admission of China into the World Trade Organization (WTO) in 2001, boosted China’s economy, giving the CCP more leverage to intensify its censorship, manipulate public opinion, and suppress human rights. One example is the persecution of Falun Gong, a meditation discipline based on the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Forbearance, that has been going on since July 1999.
Boris Yeltsin, former top leader of the Soviet Union, announced his resignation from the SCP during the 28th Communist Party Congress on July 12, 1990. “As the highest elected figure in the republic, I can only subordinate myself to the will of the people and its elected representatives. I therefore announce my resignation from the Communist Party of Soviet Union,” he announced in front of the Party members.
With the dissolution of Soviet Union, people also reflected on history and tragedies such as those described in The Gulag Archipelago. Mikhail Gorbachev, who ended the SCP in 1991, recalled this dissolution process during an interview with The Guardian in 2011.
When asked to name the things he most regretted, he replied without hesitation, “The fact that I went on too long in trying to reform the Communist party.” He said the Party had become a roadblock for all the necessary changes needed in the country. The article is titled “Mikhail Gorbachev: I should have abandoned the Communist party earlier.”
After the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was published in 2004, over 361 million people have renounced their current and past memberships in CCP organizations. How long will it be until the Chinese people regain their freedom? Only time will tell.
By the editorial team of the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party”
Translated from Chinese
THE CENTRAL KINGDOM – DIVINELY-IMPARTED CULTURE
1. THE CENTRAL KINGDOM
2. Divinely Imparted Culture
3. Arrangements for Thousands of Years
4. Tolerance Makes Greatness
5. Survival After Numerous Ordeals