Past Communist Regimes Collapsed On Christmas Day
This year’s Christmas Day has passed, but people are
still in the joyful atmosphere.
Traditionally, Christmas Day is an annual commemoration
of the birth of Jesus Christ.
However, there are two countries’ fates which changed
on Christmas Day.
December 25 becomes a significant meaning
for the people in the two countries.
On December 25, 1989, Romania’s communist
The former president Nicolae Ceausescu and his
wife were executed.
On Dec. 25, 1991, the former president of Soviet Union
Mikhail Gorbachev resigned; the biggest communist
Both dictatorship regimes collapsed on Christmas Day.
Since then, Christmas Day became the most significant
day for the people of the two countries.
People commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ, meanwhile,
celebrating the rebirth of their countries and the end of
The two countries’ common factor is that the communist
dictatorships were overthrown by their own people.
It happens like the old Chinese saying: “Lose the common
aspirations of the people, lose the world."
Sources say that the former Romania had established a more
detailed system than the Soviet Union.
It includes national police system, surveillance system
and ruthless rule, which outraged people.
Once in a clash between civilians and police, the police fired
their guns on the people.
It triggered a mass protest and parade against the regime.
On Dec. 21, 1989, Ceausescu gave speeches at a gathering
of 100,000 people in a square. Suddenly, one person in the
crowd shouted: “Down Ceausescu!"
All the people in the square responded positively.
The revolution broke out under Ceausescu’s nose.
In the end, the army joined the civilians, Ceausescu and his
wife were shot to death by many guns.
The former Soviet Union has also lost peoples’ hearts.
On Aug. 19, 1991, the Soviet Union communist party
tried to come back and plotted a coup.
However, the coup was jointly resisted by the people,
military and majority of communist party members,
three days later the coup was defeated.
Zhong Weiguang, Germany-based expert on totalitarianism:
“Before the Soviet Union’s collapse, among the people,
it formed a strong denouncing communist movement.
People have abandoned the communist party already."
Some people summarized 10 phenomenons
before the Soviet Union’s collapse.
In Mainland China, these phenomena were more displayed.
There are many similarities in current China compared
with the former Soviet Union before it collapsed.
For example, before the Soviet Union’s collapse,
there were more than 200,000 bloodshed protests
happening each year.
The GDP increasingly raised, the people’s living standard
constantly dropped; inflation was severe.
The communist officials commonly became corrupted.
High-level officials have special supplements.
The amount of maintaining stability funds
was similar to the national defense fees.
Large-scale water conservation projects were built,
causing unprecedented natural ecological disasters.
Zhong Weiguang: “The Chinese Communist Party (CCP)
currently is similar to the Soviet Union in 1989.
All the damage caused by the CCP that Chinese people have
been through means that Chinese people now have seen even
more of their humanity, society, traditions and environment
completed destroyed by the CCP.
Actually in China, there are more conditions of the CCP
collapsing than the Soviet Union in 1989."
Compared to the former Soviet Union and Romania,
the CCP is facing more complaints from its people.
Zhong Weiguang: “Peoples’ determination to abolish
the communism in the Soviet Union, has existed in China.
Also in China, people openly express: “Down the CCP", their
resistance of the CCP, protests and curses, happened everywhere.
The current CCP has faced more atmosphere of collapse
than the Soviet Union and former Germany."
On Christmas Day, petitioners from many provinces including
Shanghai, Henan, Jiangsu and Guizhou gathered in Beijing.
They protested against the miscarriages of justice.
On the same day, more than one thousand petitioners
held a protest in front of Shanghai town hall.
Some people wore petition clothes with words written on:
“Down, Overthrow, Eliminate CCP Bandit".
Comparing with the former Soviet Union,
the CCP is even worse.
It is predicted that the CCP is on the top of the volcano,
having run into a dead end, and facing the eve of it’s collapse.
Interview & Edit/ZhangTianyu Post-Production/ZhouTian