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Senior Chinese Officials Defect from China

Reveal Chinese Government Documents Ordering Widespread Persecution, Spying

Former Chinese offi cials Mr. Chen Yonglin (left) and Mr. Hao Fengiun (right) are two of five individuals who publicly defected from the Chinese government in June 2005.

Former Chinese offi cials Mr. Chen Yonglin (left) and Mr. Hao Fengiun (right) are two of five individuals who publicly defected from the Chinese government in June 2005.

Why are an increasing number of Chinese officials risking everything to defect from a "rising" China? It looks as though China is rapidly becoming an economic superpower in Asia. China is modernizing and its people appear to be gaining more freedom in business and on the Internet. It seems that if these trends continue, the Chinese people can look forward to a bright future. Yet, capable and well-educated Chinese offi cials are risking their lives and the welfare of their families to fl ee from China.

Something just doesn’t add up.

The Nine Commentaries clarifi es this apparent contradiction and reveals a horrifying truth about China: the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) har bors horrific intentions toward its own people and the world. Chinese offi cials on the inside know this and, for those who have the courage to do so, are quitting the CCP along with millions of Chinese people.

On June 4, 2005, Senior Chinese diplomat Chen Yonglin, 37, publicly an nounced his wish to defect to Australia, revealing he had abandoned his post with the Chinese consulate and had been in hiding for several weeks. Mr. Chen was the First Secretary for Political Affairs with the Chinese Consulate-General in Sydney, Australia. Prior to that he had worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for ten years.

In the following weeks, former Chinese officials in Australia, Canada and Europe also sought to defect.

In defecting, these former Chinese government workers have made public first-hand accounts of how the Chinese regime brutalizes its own people and engages in massive spying and propaganda-spreading in foreign nations.

Hao Fengjun, a former officer of a Gestapo-like agency with the Chinese government, revealed documents he had brought with him detailing China’s espionage activities in other countries as well as its official policies of perse cution against certain groups at home, such as democracy advocates and the Falun Gong.

Indeed, the Chinese officials who have defected appear to have a common message: the CCP is inherently a corrupt regime; the economic wonder of China is an illusion, and it is actually on the verge of collapse; and the brutal persecution of its own people is systematic, state-ordered and ongoing even as China’s leaders have brought the 2008 Olympics to Beijing and hob nob around the globe with other world leaders.

As the world continues to put more resources, capital and trust into the new "rising" China it would behoove us to think carefully why successful members of its society are fleeing in desperation