Tuidang, meaning “Quit the Party” in Chinese, has become the largest grassroots movement in history. When the Chinese-language Epoch Times began publishing the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” editorial series in November 2004, Chinese people started to contact the paper, expressing their wish to renounce the Party, and the Tuidang movement was born.
Today, more than 150 million Chinese have officially withdrawn from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and all its affiliated organizations. To do so, they must conduct the “Three withdrawals”, by renouncing the CCP, the Communist Youth League and the Young Pioneers, via written or online statements.
Tuidang seeks to gradually disintegrate the Party by encouraging each Chinese to reject the regime. Through the work of volunteers in China and around the world, renunciation statements are collected and posted to the Tuidang Center’s Chinese-language website. Below are a few true stories of individuals quitting the CCP collected during Tuidang volunteers’ work.
“Everyone at My Level Knows the CCP is Rotten”
A local official from a northern province in China answered a call from a Tuidang volunteer from overseas. He responded:
“You do not have to talk so much. Everyone at my level knows that the CCP is rotten. My wife and children are already abroad.
“The CCP has done more bad things than you have ever known. Live organ harvesting is absolutely true, but it would not dare reveal this to the Chinese people. The CCP is now persecuting Falun Gong practitioners to frighten the populace to submission, to maintain “stability” amongst the populace. You can help me withdraw from the CCP.
“The CCP is too evil,” he added. “You do not want to come back until it collapses. I will support you emotionally for the future of the Chinese people.”
The Volunteers of Tuidang
Tuidang is facilitated in China by an estimated 20 million volunteers. Many of them are practitioners of Falun Gong, a traditional spiritual practice targeted for elimination by the CCP since 1999. These volunteers risk detention and torture to spread information about the movement.
Many Chinese held misunderstandings about Falun Gong, because they were deceived by the CCP’s media. In particular, the CCP’s self-immolation incident in Tiananmen Square was staged by the Chinese regime to turn public opinion against Falun Gong. The hoax was exposed when an award-winning documentary False Fire was released in March 2002. It analyzed the inconsistencies in the immolations story, and later this documentary won an Honorable Mention at the 51st Columbus International Film Festival. UNESCO also deemed the self-immolation incident a hoax.
After Chinese people listened to the explanations from the Tuidang volunteers, they expressed their indignation at the CCP’s propaganda. They understood how it was intended to incite hatred among Chinese people toward Falun Gong, and why Falun Gong practitioners persist in their belief. Many such people decided to support Falun Gong practitioners’ efforts to help fellow Chinese with the Three Withdrawals.
“Your Work is Great, Keep it Up!”
“I don’t think it’s necessary to withdraw. I am now living overseas. Secondly, it was a childhood matter, it shouldn’t matter now,” one overseas Chinese college student expressed.
Upon hearing this, the Tuidang volunteer who was talking to her responded: “No matter where you are, the oaths you made during our childhood will impact your life. In joining the Party, people had to raise their fists and make oaths to dedicate their lives and blood to the CCP. If you made the oath, you should quit these three organizations (the CCP, the Youth League, and the Young Pioneers). This will save your life and avoid disasters that await the CCP and those who support it.”
The student agreed, and quit the Young Pioneers. “Your work is great, keep it up!” she said, as she shook hands with the Tuidang volunteer.
The Dissolution of the CCP Brings Hope for China
Since the Chinese Communist Party’s inception in 1949, it has coerced hundreds of millions of ordinary Chinese to pledge loyalty to its rule. Upon joining the Party and its affiliated organizations, Chinese people vow to dedicate their lives and blood to struggle for the Party. With at least 80 million unnatural Chinese deaths under communism, the Party has demonstrated that the oaths are taken literally.
Promoting the Nine Commentaries and the three withdrawals is, in essence, a contest between good and evil. It is a wake-up call to the consciences of the Chinese people. Chinese people at home and around the world are making a choice for their future.
The Global Service Center to Quit the CCP sincerely wishes all kindhearted Chinese people to have courage! Quit the Party to create a beautiful future for yourselves. Let us begin a larger movement to quit the CCP, to create a new China without the Communist Party.