Chinese Tourist in Paris Gives Up Communist Membership

By Zhu Mei

On June 21, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

The Chinese characters say 'Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.' (The Epoch Times)

The Chinese characters say ‘Renounce the Chinese Communist Party.’ (The Epoch Times)

France’s summer season welcomes many international tourists. Groups of Chinese tourists are common, and many have stopped at service desks for quitting Chinese Communist Party, staffed by volunteers in popular tourist locations.

The quit the Communist Party movement is called “Tuidang” in Chinese. According to volunteers at the service desks, Chinese tourists have requested flyers, the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party” book and DVD, and registered their names, or pseudonyms, to withdraw from the Party and its affiliated organizations.

Paris’s Lafayette Shopping Mall is a favorite destination for Chinese shoppers. Volunteers run a tuidang service desk just outside the mall.

In a recent interview, one volunteer from the service center shared the following story.

A young Chinese man approached her and said, “Madam, some say you are China’s hope, but others say you are China’s shame. What exactly are you doing here? You distribute these papers every day, how much do you make?”

The volunteer responded: “I am retired. I come here voluntarily to spread the truth. I do not make a penny. We spend our own money to print these materials so that people like you can obtain the truth and quit the Chinese Communist Party. We do not ask for anything in return.”

She continued to tell the young man that the communists’ political movements have killed 80 million innocent Chinese people, and that 40 million Chinese people starved to death in the early days of communism during the Great Leap Forward. She told him that since 1999 the Party has been brutally persecuting practitioners of the spiritual practice Falun Gong, who abide by the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance.” The persecution, she said, as well as the enormous number of Chinese officials, police forces, and other security agents propping up the persecution, has caused a loss of morality, corruption and distrust in the ruling Party and society. People no longer believe in traditional Chinese moral values, such as loyalty and propriety.

The young man listened to the volunteer and nodded his head. He asked for a newspaper and started to read. Half an hour later, he walked back to the service desk with the paper folded. “Madam, you should hold a flag that says one word—save—on it. You are saving Chinese people’s lives,” the young man told the volunteer, she said.

The lady was happy to see that this young man had understood what she had told him, so she asked him if he was a member of the Communist Party or its affiliated organizations. “You should withdraw and not be a part of the political party that persecutes its own people,” she said.

“I was member of the Youth League and the Young Pioneers. Please help me quit,” the young man responded.

“Great.” the lady said. “Don’t forget to tell your family and friends about this when you return to China.”

“Definitely,” the young man answered.

The Tuidang movement was inspired by the publication of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party by The Epoch Times in late 2004. Since its founding, the Tuidang movement has, according to its website, facilitated the withdrawal of more than 100 million Chinese people from the Chinese Communist Party and its affiliated organizations.

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