Global Effect Of The Ban Of The Number One Book
Since the CCP’s number one banned book was published
a decade ago, the “Nine Commentaries on the Communist
Party" has only become ever more popular
much to the surprise of CCP.
For ten years, it has spread throughout Mainland
and triggered a global tide of denouncing the Communist
organizations, causing hatred and fear by the CCP.
Available in dozens of languages and circulating among
the people and political leaders, the Nine Commentaries
has caused the global denouncement of the CCP
that echoes with the worldly elimination of Communism.
The effect has radiated from China to the whole world.
Ten years ago today, the Epoch Times’ editorial series,
“Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" that fully
detailed the origin and history of the Communist Party
went public for the first time.
Like a bomb, the Nine Commentaries detonated a tide
of denouncing the CCP and its associated organizations
People who read the Nine Commentaries understand
the nature of CCP.
One after another, they announced their withdrawals from
the Communist organizations on the Epoch Times website.
Great repercussions have thus been created by these public
denouncements of the Chinese Communist Party,
Communist Youth League, and the Young Pioneers of China.
Over the past decade, the Nine Commentaries has been
translated into 23 different languages— English, Japanese,
German, French, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Italian
Global distribution and publication have won
the Nine Commentaries widely praise.
It was nominated the Best Publication Award
in the Ukrainian Book Fair, and received the 2005 National
Awards for new media journalists in the Asian American
It was hailed a masterpiece by general folks.
Chinese social problems researcher Zhang Jian Sound Source:
Voice of Hope: “You can say that I was totally
shocked beyond imagination by this book,
more than any previous book I have read.
Three words came up to describe the moment I began reading
the book, ‘Can’t put down.’
I finished the book without stopping.
I told my friends after I finished reading this book that
the people who wrote this book are the ones
who will save China."
Surprisingly, the Nine Commentaries has completely crossed
the boundaries of race, creed, national and class;
readers range from China to overseas, from communist
countries to Western democratic countries;
from the common people to political dignitaries.
Data showed at least 2,000 seminars, forums,
press conferences, exhibitions and other activities
have been held in the past decade, in hundreds of cities
and in five continents.
Participants have exceeded tens of thousands from experts,
academics, politicians, leaders, elites, to media professionals.
Zhang Jian: “There has never been a book describing in such
detail all the ugliness and evilness of the Communist Party,
its dirty exploitation of the Chinese people.
This book so vividly portrayed the devil image of the CCP.
Those who have been persecuted, exploited, tortured
by the CCP can see the shadow of torture both physically
After reading this book, it immediately resonates
The first President of Ukraine, Leonid Kravchuk,
has recommended the “Nine Commentaries" to the media
and politicians on several occasions.
He said that after the demise of former Soviet Union,
he withdrew from the CPSU, and has been reflecting
on the history of the former Soviet Union.
Reading the Nine Commentaries brings him awareness
and deep understanding of the past and present.
However, much to the surprise of the international
community and the media, the “global tide of quitting
the CCP " has been triggered by the Nine Commentaries.
According to the Quitting the CCP Center of Epoch Times,
the number of the people who withdrew from the CCP
and its affiliated organizations have developed from tens
to hundreds and now more than 183 million Chinese today.
The number is still growing fast at the rate of 3 million
a month, 100,000 a day, and around 70 people per minute.
Member of European Parliament Tunne Kelam: “This is
an encouraging trend, hopefully it would also contribute
to bringing about change.
But this reminds me of the chance of every person living
under the dictatorship.
That is not to allow himself or herself to be used
by communist propaganda.
This is exactly what is happening.
It is a passive resistance.
But it is distancing yourself from the system,
from its propaganda, from its lies.
This is the beginning of developing respect for yourself,
rediscovering your identity, finally concluding that
you cannot live in a system of violence and lies."
In 2005, former Czech President Václav Havel, in response
to the Quit the CCP movement triggered by the Nine
Commentaries, said that the best weapon against communism
is not the force, but the ethics, philosophy and knowledge.
To uphold the truth with courage in the face
of danger is the most effective way.
Historians believe that the Nine Commentaries brings about
a fundamental ideological and radical change to mainlanders.
The withdrawals from the Communist organizations
are pushing the global movement of eliminating Communism
to the historically highest point.
Tunne Kelam: “I think every change starts from a person,
from an individual, you first need to change within yourself,
to become a free citizen internally, a responsible citizen who
is capable of offering alternatives, democratic alternatives,
to the existing ones…
and then when millions of people, like in China,
distance themselves from the ruling party,
then it is quite possible it will help very much that
a democratic change will take place."
Before the Nine Commentaries was published, the elimination
of Communism had began in Eastern European countries,
but only manifested in the disintegration of the Communist
Party’s political system, the destruction of communist leaders’
statues and Communism books.
Most people’s understanding of Communism only stays
at the level of the disaster to humans.
The nature and causes of the Communist Party
had not been fully understood.
In the 10 years since the publication of the Nine
Commentaries, a grand scale and thorough removal
of Communism has emerged in the world.
Countries such as Ukraine, Poland, Georgia, Czech Republic,
Lithuania, Estonia, and Hungary have adopted laws
and resolutions to clear out former Communist Party
members, communist symbols, culture and the influence
of the Communist Party in its territories;
the European Parliament held a public hearing in 2009
on European conscience and crimes
of the Totalitarian Communism;
Taiwan’s Sunflower Student Movement in 2014
and the Occupy Central movement in Hong Kong
are all considered demonstration of a clear understanding
of the nature of Communist Party by the people.
Tunne Kelam: “No dictatorship is going to last forever.
The sooner it collapses, the better for all of us."
People describe that The Nine Commentaries is like nine
swords that completely sever the CCP’s foundation.
Interview & Edit/Zhang Tianyu