Sunday November 5, 2006 @ the Art Gallery on Robson
Rally and Speeches at 12:30 p.m.
March Begins at 1:30 p.m.
Members of the Vancouver Chinese and non-Chinese Community will march in support and recognition of the courageous Chinese citizens who are resigning from the Communist Party despite being heavily persecuted for this action.
Just fifteen years after the Berlin Wall was dismantled, a massive movement for freedom has emerged in China, the largest communist regime in the world. To date, over 15 million Chinese people have publicly renounced their affiliation with the Chinese Communist Party, with the number growing by up to 40,000 more people each day. This could be the single largest non-violent civil disobedience movement in China’s history, and indeed the world.
This phenomenon was spotlighted in the international community last week when Professor Jia Jia, Secretary General of the Science and Technology Experts Association of Shanxi Province defected from China. Mr. Jia is the highest-ranking Chinese official to openly support the movement to quit the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) while still at his post. According to the Global Service Center for Quitting the CCP, Mr. Jia's defection has triggered a chain reaction of members quitting the CCP in China.
What does this movement have to do with Canadians? As one of our major trading partners, what happens in China’s economic powerhouse directly impacts us. Susan Fang spokesperson from the Vancouver Chapter of Global Service Center for Quitting CCP said: “ When the Berlin Wall came down, we thought it happened overnight when in actuality the movement to end communism in Russia had been going on for many years. How will the fall of the Red Wall impact us? Canadians need to be aware of this.”
The massive wave of 15 million people withdrawing from the Chinese communist party was triggered by the book "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party" http://www.ninecommentaries.com/ , which has revealed, for the first time a comprehensive account of the CCP's formation, its advocacy of violence and deception, its destruction of traditional beliefs, and the disaster it has brought upon the Chinese nation for the past 60 years. The 9 Commentaries is now the #1 banned publication in China. Outside China, the value of the Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party was highlighted when it was honored with a National Journalism Award in the category of Asian American Issues - Online by the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA) on August, 18, 2005.
At this crucial historial time, millions of ex-Communists are watching to see if the democratic world will protect and aid Jia. By granting Jia asylum and protection, Canada will show that the nations of the democratic world are eager to see China join them. Conversely, continuing to deny him asylum sends the unintended signal that the free world is more worried about the Chinese Communist Party than the Chinese people. This is not the signal we want to send. Jia Jia can be more than just a leader in the China democracy movement; he can be a symbol to all who have rejected the Communist regime that they have been noticed by the democratic world, and a symbol of encouragement to those considering leaving the Party to do the right thing. That is the main reason why the Communist Party is so eager to ensure Jia is not granted asylum. It is also the main reason asylum should be granted.
Jia is safe and sound in Thailand for the time being.