Thousands of people are signing a petition, launched on August 11, on the White House website to officially declare the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) a terrorist organization.
According to the text of the petition, in the more than 70 years of communism in China, the CCP has done many “horrible things.”
“These malicious and evil deeds include but are not limited to: falsifying national history, suppression of freedom of speech and press, money laundering in the scale of trillions, live organ harvesting, sexual harassment and assault to underaged females, slaughtering innocent citizens with counter-revolutionary excuses, etc.”
To view and sign the petition, click HERE.
Historically the CCP has brought bloody massacres to its people: from killing landowners “in agrarian reform” to the Red Guard assassination campaign in the Cultural Revolution, to the massacre of students in Tiananmen Square, and to the suppression of beliefs and the persecution of Falun Gong practitioners. Perhaps the worst of the atrocities is the ongoing murder of prisoners of conscience to remove their organs in prisons and hospitals throughout China.
The initiative was launched on “We the People,” a special platform on the White House’s official website for U.S. citizens to submit their proposals to the U.S. government.
Protests in Hong Kong
The petitioners also explain that in light of recent violent actions against Hong Kong demonstrators by the Hong Kong People’s Liberation Army (PLA)—disguised as the Hong Kong Police)—they are asking on behalf of the “people” to officially recognize the CCP as a terrorist organization.
The demonstrations, which have mobilized millions of people, began two months ago after the Hong Kong SAR government proposed a bill that would allow mainland China to extradite suspects to its territory.
This proposal by the Hong Kong authorities is seen by a vast sector of the population as a window that would allow the communist regime to judge, persecute, and repress Hong Kong citizens who do not conform to the doctrines of the CCP.
In 1997 the United Kingdom transferred Hong Kong’s sovereignty to mainland China, under the agreement that Beijing would maintain the freedoms and rights enjoyed by the inhabitants of the city when they were a British colony (a model known as “one country, two systems”).
However, since then, Chinese communist influence over Hong Kong has grown, with its government and parliament inclined in favor of the central power of the CCP. Education, publications, and the media are increasingly under pressure.
In this context, several U.S. officials have recently expressed concern about the repression of protests, considering these pro-democracy demonstrations to be legitimate.
“The ongoing demonstrations in Hong Kong reflect the sentiment of Hongkongers and their broad concerns about the erosion of Hong Kong’s autonomy,” a State Department spokesperson told The Epoch Times in an e-mail.
“It is not credible to think that millions of people are being manipulated to stand for a free and open society,” she added.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned the Chinese regime that a violent crackdown on demonstrators in Hong Kong would be “completely unacceptable.”
“The people of Hong Kong bravely face the Chinese Communist Party as Beijing attempts to invade their autonomy and freedom,” McConnell said through his Twitter account.
His colleague, Republican Senator Marco Rubio, said in a tweet: “In Hong Kong, the Chinese government is showing the world exactly who they are. It’s not the benign and responsible actors they like to portray themselves with. They are vicious authoritarians.”
The fear of the CCP
Due to recent tensions and the “trade war” with the US, China is no longer the superpower that everyone feared. Western companies are withdrawing from the mainland and residents of special economic zones dare to protest against the regime. Rich families flee with their money abroad, and the working class is holding their breath, waiting for a “new dynasty” to arrive.
The United States is one of the main target destination countries for many corrupt officials at various levels of the CCP, as many of them plan to migrate abroad with their families.
However, in early 2019, the State Department tightened its visa vetting and visas can be denied to those who violate human rights and those who persecute religious beliefs.
This applies to both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, such as tourism and business visas. Holders of visas, including those who have already obtained permanent residence (green cards), can be denied entry, according to the Minghui site, a platform specializing in reporting on the spiritual discipline Falun Gong and the persecution suffered by its practitioners in China.
According to Minghui, many of the corrupt officials—belonging to the faction of former top leader Jiang Zemin—have been directly involved in the religious persecution of Falun Dafa—also known as Falun Gong—a spiritual discipline of the Buddha School based on the principles of Truth, Compassion, and Tolerance.
In 1999 the Chinese regime began a violent persecution that continues to this day, including atrocious crimes to make them renounce their beliefs, ranging from forced feeding, physical and psychological torture, sleep deprivation, brainwashing, injection of unknown drugs, and even forced removal of organs in order to profit from transplantation.
The persecution of Falun Dafa by the CCP has been widely condemned by the international community.
At the request of the State Department, Falun Dafa practitioners outside China submitted in July a detailed list of perpetrators involved in religious persecution of this spiritual discipline.
The list includes not only those who have directly persecuted Falun Dafa practitioners, but also those who have instituted and implemented the policy of persecution and who have collaborated with it.
As word of these actions spreads throughout China, many fear that they will not be able to flee or send their children to the United States, Minghui reports based on testimonies within mainland China.
In addition, many of these perpetrators fear that their assets obtained via corruption will be frozen by the U.S. Department of Justice and that their children already living in the U.S. will be expelled from the country.
Tuidang: quit the Party
One of the “marks” imprinted by the party into its members is that since school age it makes them swear their allegiance to the CCP. Young pioneers, for example, at the age of 5 or 6, are already swearing with their blood to defend the CCP; also in the youth league where teenagers are instilled with greater acts of violence and atheism. Besides, in order to gain access to important positions or simply get a decent job, you have to be affiliated with the CCP and pull the strings of its influences and nepotism.
In this context, the “Tuidang” movement—or ” resignation to the Party”—led to more than 300 million resignations of Chinese citizens who publicly expressed their desire to renounce their ties with the CCP and to erase that “mark” that they were inoculated from an early age.
The CCP considers such withdrawal to be a dissident act, since the Party does not allow its members to resign, they can only be expelled by the Party.
Every day, volunteers across China risk their lives to tell Chinese citizens about the Tuidang movement and help them register their resignations on the international news platform The Epoch Times. Resignations are usually made through a pseudonym as the Chinese regime has a history of severely punishing dissenting voices.
Volunteers mainly raise awareness by contacting people face-to-face and making phone calls to CCP members. Others hang banners and posters in public spaces so that the message can reach more Chinese citizens.
If the CCP is declared a terrorist organization, this would make not only Chinese citizens—inside and outside China—want to disassociate themselves from the Party, but also the leaders themselves, who have benefited from it, will want to free themselves. Meanwhile, those who remain affiliated with the CCP could effectively be tried as members of a terrorist organization.
This could mark a turning point in history, causing the very collapse of the CCP and the resurgence of China as a free nation.
To view and sign the petition, click HERE.