By: Jianli Yang – July 15, 2021
One person declares to another: “For a hundred years, I’ve loved you with all my heart.” He then pledges: “I’m ready to love you even more for another hundred years.” Anyone who has experienced love knows that this is an exciting yet overused promise.
This was the pledge made on behalf of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) to the people of China by General Secretary Xi Jinping at the centennial celebration of the party’s founding on July 1, 1921.
However, many witnesses to the century-long history of the CCP, especially to the history of its rule since it founded the People’s Republic of China in 1949, are still alive. People will never forget the Land Reform Movement, the Campaign to Suppress Counterrevolutionaries, the Anti-Rightist Campaign, the People’s Commune, the Great Leap Forward, the Cultural Revolution, Family Planning, the Tiananmen Square Massacre, the occupation of Tibet, Xinjiang concentration camps, the suppression of Hong Kong . . . Nearly 100 million people have died under — and as a consequence of — the CCP’s rule, not to mention the incalculable damage to property, the destruction of culture and religion, and the poisoning of people’s hearts…[Continue Reading]