Zhang Hongbao in Blast Furnace

A Documentary on How the Outstanding Spiritual Leader

Transformed to a Political Leader

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Chen Zhong From Beijing

Last May, during his incarceration in Guam, Zhang Hongbao republished

His paper, "The Major Points of View of a Dissident."

Departing from its normal behavior, the omnipotent Chinese Community

Party, which has never tolerated any view that differs from its guiding

ideology, chose to keep silent this time. Instead of employing its propaganda tools to launch a large-scale campaign of repudiation, CCP adopted the flanking tactics to achieve its purpose. On July 28, in a letter to the U.S.Immigration Court, signed in the name of an official from China's Embassy to the United States, CCP accused Zhang Hongbao of violation of Criminal laws, thereby successfully intercepting the political asylum the U.S.government had agreed to grant to Zhang Hongbao.   

Later, CCP continued,underhandedly, to assert pressure on the U.S. government, causing it to postpone hearings on Mr. Zhang's application for political asylum 5 times in a row. On September 14, before the court officially opened a session on this case, CCP unilaterally revealed to the media the fabricated, spurious evidence its had provided to the U.S. Immigration Court. It was a shameful act only a hooligan could be up to: since CCP could neither lay its hands on Zhang Hongbao nor drown out his voice, it chose to smear his reputation.

Even the international media found CCP's unusual move contemptible.  

On September 28, in an article entitled "Cults Endanger State Security," The People's Daily, a mouthpiece of CCP, issued "a warning to the entire party and the whole country": "Cults are creating serious ideological chaos, shaking the Party's guiding ideology and basic theories," "aiming their attacks directly at the theoretical foundation of our party and our country, and posing a blatant provocation against the foundation underlying our efforts to build our party and our country." This article revealed CCP's apprehension and fear, for Zhang Hongbao's "political points out view" had exposed its vulnerability. What is more important, the article fortuitously drew people's attention to the main reason underlying CCP's silence toward Zhang Hongbao's "political points of view."


Indeed, Zhang's "Major Points of View" effected a lethal touch on "the death acupoint" of CCP's ideology-its Marxist theoretical foundation; however, CCP was unable to advance an effective argument in self-defense in an open repudiation. Actually, judging from CCP's pattern of behavior in the past half a century, it is not difficult at all for us to perceive that the arrogant and pre-domineering CCP, despite its theoretical vulnerability, would not willingly drop the matter and let it go.


What refrains it from entering into an open mass criticism of Zhang Hongbao's "major points of view" is China's social reality. In a country overrun with corrupted and venal officials, a country seething with ubiquitous public discontent, CCP leaders are afraid that an open repudiation would expose the Chinese people to Zhang Hongbao's views and result in igniting the dry tow of anger that has piled up over all China. Thus, they have adopted a different strategy. On the one hand, they try to prevent the dissemination of Zhang's views by avoiding mentioning his article publicly; on the other hand, they has resorted to pressing criminal charges against him in an attempt to smear his reputation. 

In fact, Zhang's article should be taken by CCP as a wake-up alarm. It is a fundamental mistake to have placed Marxism in veneration as the foundation of the party and the country. CCP has two options now: one is to abandon its Communist ideology, move along with the historical trend of democratic politics, and offer China an tonic opportunity for political reform; the other is to adhere to the communist ideology until the party drags painfully to its shameful end. There is no other option.So far, CCP leaders have not chosen the door to life.  

In view of the fact the Soviet Union, the first country to put the communist theories into practice, has failed miserably, and what used to be the last communist bastion of Europe, Yugoslavia, has joined the world community of democracies after the downfall of Miloshevich, even Jiang Zemin, the Leader of the third generation of the Chinese communists, has admitted that "unprecedented changes may descend on us all of a sudden, and the tide may turn around any day." 

 However, with their intelligence being smothered by their avarice for power, CCP leaders still hold on to the belief that they can save themselves from the fate of destruction by wielding their dictatorial power to suppress the voice of truth or eradicate the dissidents' existence. This explains why they have chosen to employ the shameful, violent means to challenge the truth. 

They attack Falungong in the open and persecute Zhonggong underhandedly, treading on human rights blatantly in their suppression of religious faith. 

Early in 1992, Zhang Hongbao began to suffer from restrictions and persecution from CCP.  To escape from imprisonment, he decided to leave China in 1994. Beginning in last July, CCP has shut down all Zhonggong organizations in mainland China, confiscated the properties, arrested more than 600 Zhonggong leaders of different levels, continued to search for and arrest key members of Zhonggong, and imposed restrictions of various kinds on more than 38 millions of Zhonggong members.

Recently, Jiang Zemin urged his subordinates to tighten their monitoring and step up their arrests and prosecutions of key Zhonggong members. Since September 21 of this year, when the U.S. government granted Mr. Zhang "protection based on apprehension of torture," CCP has not given up its attempt to bring him to a total destruction.

Yet, will the totalitarian autocracy be able to eradicate the Truth?

Will Zhang Hongbao be put to death in the United States, a country well

known for its democracy and freedom?

Let's wait and see.

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