Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition News and Article Release Issue Number: A212-O53



Release Date: June 10, 2006



Topic: Opening up the Third Battle Front of the Democracy Movement -- by Jin Lei

标题:开辟民主运动的第三条战线 -- 金雷


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Opening up the Third Battle Front of the Democracy Movement


by Jin Lei



In my article, "Discussing the Road to Realizing Democracy in China," I quoted the founding father of the democracy leader Wei Jingsheng, who said, "The democracy movement mainly relies on matters inside China."


I recently saw a recording of the speech that Mr. Gao Shangquan, close adviser to Chinese Communist Party (CCP) Premier Wen Jiabao, gave at the "Symposium on Chinese Macroeconomics and Prospect of Reform," and I was deeply encouraged.  Our democracy movement has a bright future. Our democracy movement will be sure thoroughly defeat the CCP's autocratic rule.  Now I'll use once again the quote from Mr. Wei: "The democracy movement mainly relies on matters inside China.  One major aspect of matters inside China is matter within the Communist Party.  That is, we rely on the continuous development of a strong libertarian faction within the party, especially since the era of former CCP Secretary-General Hu Yaobang and former CCP Secretary-General Zhao Ziyang."


If we say that the overseas and Mainland democracy advocates form the first battle front, with the Falun Gong and other religious groups forming the second battle front that targets the CCP's autocratic rule, then our democracy movement needs to open up a third battle front: uniting with libertarian factions within the CCP, especially those who have come since Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang's time, and working together with them to breach the CCP's fortress of autocracy.


We are happy to see that since Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang's time, a vigorous libertarian faction has been developing within the CCP, and nowadays people are becoming more conscious and explicit both politically and theoretically.  The most outstanding representatives of this are Gao Shangquan, close adviser to CCP Premier Wen Jiabao, Mr. Zhang Weiying, and Mr. He Weifang, professor at the Beijing University Law School.  Professor He, in particular, is an up-and-coming talent. 


Just as Professor He put it at the "Symposium on Chinese Macroeconomics and Prospect of Reform," the CCP's inner libertarian faction can no longer be secretive and evasive, or even jittery at certain times.  There are some things that people must say bravely so that their views can be made known.  The libertarian faction in the CCP must unite and organize itself, and form a clear purpose and political platform.  It's just as Professor He put it: China must move in this direction in the future, such as by having a multi-party structure and freedom of the press, such as true democracy and personal freedoms, and a nation of people whose rights are founded on safeguarding personal freedoms, much like how Taiwan is doing now.  China should move in this direction.


How well Professor He spoke!  He said that if we don't break through the restrictions set by the Four Cardinal Principles [1] and one-party rule that Mao Zedong, Deng Xiaoping and Jiang Zemin imposed upon the Chinese people, and if we don't implement a multi-party structure and freedom of the press, and if we can't protect true private property ownership, we won't be able to establish a free market economic structure, and China will be unable to join the family of free nations.


Professor He clearly said that he hopes that the Communist Party forms two factions.  He hopes that the army nationalizes instead of remaining an extension of one-party rule, much less become more like the army guided by Mao Zedong's ideology.  He hopes that they can resolve issues of what is right and what is wrong.  He hopes that they can have freedom of the press and to be able to criticize the CCP and those who have special privileges because of their Party status without having to mince their words.  He directly criticized the Communist Party refuses to allow the registration of the other political parties, which overrides both the law and the government.  As a legal expert, Professor He clearly said that the CCP's exercising its power without its own proper registration of the party is actually exercising powers outside of the law.  The powers that the CCP exercises are extra judicial; in other words, the CCP's powers are not restrained by the law, and thus should not be protected by law either.


Undoubtedly, both Gao and He dearly love the CCP; only this way would they hope that the CCP could become a free, democratic political party.  Actually, our democracy movement is precisely the same: what we want to overturn is the CCP's one party dictatorship.  But as to those who represent the Hu Yaobang and Zhao Ziyang's factions of the CCP, I believe that both our democracy movement and the international community respect them.  Our democracy movement undoubtedly hopes that Wen Jiabao can boldly lead the CCP to shift towards this direction.  If things are done this way, the price of China's transformation will be very small, and the changes will conform to the interests of the Chinese people and the international community.


At the symposium, Professor He ridiculed the People's Congress, which the CCP persists in holding.  He pointed out that it's nothing but a hodgepodge, a freak that goes against the principles of parliament.  What People's Congress?  It's a congress represented entirely by bureaucrats.  Take a look; who is the representative of the people?  If you calculate things, you will discover that the "people's representatives" assigned by the CCP are just high officials, wealthy richmen, and big power brokers. 


The funniest part was when Professor He pointed out an unparalleled spectacle: the CCP Chief Justice gave a work report to the head of the CCP police.  It's crazy; even Martians would be stunned upon seeing something like this!


Of course, the most important thing was as Professor He said that the next step is to push forward the privatization of the countryside.  To this end, not only should the democracy movement push forward land privatization, but also, just as Professor He said, the libertarian faction of the CCP must also work together with the democracy movement to do some things.  In short, all those who believe in free market economies should work together to thoroughly defeat the Mao, Deng, Jiang, and their successor Hu Jintao-led leftist faction of the CCP and all of the other traitors under the name of "patriotism" to the country; only then can we perform other deeds.



Note [1]: Four principles stated by Deng Xiaoping in 1979, upon which no discussion is allowed:

   1. the principle of upholding the socialist path

   2. the principle of upholding the people's democratic dictatorship

   3. the principle of upholding the leadership of the Communist Party of China, and

   4. the principle of upholding Marxist-Leninist-Mao Zedong thought



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Overseas Chinese Democracy Coalition News and Article Release Issue Number: A212-O53



Release Date: June 10, 2006



Topic: Opening up the Third Battle Front of the Democracy Movement -- by Jin Lei

标题:开辟民主运动的第三条战线 -- 金雷


Original Language Version: Chinese (Chinese version at the end)









































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