Honorable President Bush,
First, please allow me to pay a personal tribute to you and your family. May God bless you and your family with good health and peace. I am a Professor of Philosophy at Future China University, and am currently living in mainland China. Under the rule and tyranny of the Chinese communist regime, I know first hand under what kind of miserable conditions Chinese people must live. Owing to my belief in the United States and my pursuit of freedom and democracy, I am writing you this letter to give you the perspective of what a Chinese intellectual has heard and witnessed in mainland China. It is my hope that this can provide a reference for setting foreign policies that meet with the true wishes of Chinese people.
First, let me discuss how average Chinese people view the U.S.
The Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) schools have been continually instilling its students with notions such as, "The United States interferes with other countries' internal policy making, provoking wars, and slaughtering foreigners at will. The United States is the biggest threat to the world peace. America is hostile towards China, unwilling to see it become stronger and, therefore, takes every opportunity to make trouble for China." Hearing these notions repeated throughout their education, Chinese students naturally develop hostility toward the U.S. On September 11 when average American people were attacked, when people all over the world were shocked and saddened by this atrocity, China's college campuses were filled with celebration and joy. The college students happily spread the exciting news, celebrating that the U.S. had finally been attacked. The CCP's education also misrepresents American democracy, claiming that American democracy is a false democracy. They claim that this democracy exists only within the upper classes, merely serving as a dictatorship to average people. They teach that American politics is monetary politics, pointing out how every election spends billions and billions of dollars. Under this kind of indoctrination, these students are unable to see what American democracy really is. These students have grown to accept the CCP's tyranny, and therefore view such tyranny as something natural and legal, mistakenly believing that the regime requires violence to protect its power. Likewise, they view America the same way.
Dear Mr. President, consider the most shocking Chinese phrase echoed by these students: "America is the same." The CCP has made Chinese people believe that every government commits similar atrocities, suggesting that the crimes they commit are nothing special. Students carelessly comment, "Which regime isn't this way? America is the same." Students in mainland China don't understand what press freedom is or what democracy is; neither do they really know anything about modern civilization. Their hearts are filled with hatred. Day and night, they imagine ways to instigate a war with the U.S. to defeat American imperialism. Average Chinese people know nothing about the real America, and they are hostile to the U.S. But don't blame the Chinese people who are naturally compassionate. Look to the hostile indoctrination of the CCP.
Honorable Mr. President, during the remainder of your term in office, if you are committed to building a firm foundation, upon which a Sino-America relationship will truly develop in harmony, there is much to be done. In fact, your speech at the opening ceremony for the Monument for Victims of Communism was already the first gratifying step forward toward accomplishing this goal. We are hoping that you will continue to strive to make efforts along this path. What the CCP is most afraid of is U.S. criticism. I urge you to start noting and criticizing the CCP's systematic education defaming America. This is a very practical starting point, which is closely linked to benefiting American interests. This is my first recommendation to you.
My second recommendation involves the miserable human rights situation in China.
Ever since the CCP stole power in 1949, it has continually looted the private property of Chinese people; moreover, it has deprived the Chinese people of freedom, turning billions of Chinese people into slaves who own nothing. The Tiananmen Square Massacre has been the most meaningful event for the Western world to clearly recognize the barbaric nature of the CCP. The western world can still remember this tragic event as the regime opened fire on its own people, but what the West may not realize is that the CCP has killed over 80 million Chinese people throughout its horrifying rule. This equates to creating a Tiananmen Square Massacre everyday.
After the Soviet Union dissolved, Americans have turned their attention to terrorist extremists, and dissidents with no specific national affiliation, as their number one enemy. In fact, America's biggest threat has always been the Chinese communist regime, and the CCP's national terrorists. It is sad that American people can't recognize it. American people are kind and tolerant; while the CCP is evil and wicked. If the American people remain unable to recognize the evil nature of this wicked regime, and instead continue to be blind to its motivations, then these kind people risk one day being killed by the evil.
Today America is at a crossroads. Should the U.S. continue to bravely stand up against communism, focusing its righteous power to fight the last battle against the most wicked CCP? Or should America silently consent to what they have been led to believe is the CCP's peaceful rise, turning a blind eye to the barbaric crimes of the regime? Should America continue to maintain a friendship with the CCP and provide technologies to the regime, helping this force to continue to grow stronger? As American businessmen plan how to increase their revenue through trading with the CCP, they may be unaware that nuclear weapons have already been positioned on the regime's secret launching sites. Various plans to attack America have for many years been the hottest topic of discussion on the internet in mainland China. America, shouldn't you have awoken long time ago? It's important to understand that China and America have common interests; but the CCP's interests are contrary to the benefit of America.
Mr. President, please make sure that you and your government continue to pay attention to China's human rights situation, and actively confront the threat of the CCP's national terrorism, so as to maintain the peace of the U.S. and the world; call on domestic businessmen to abandon short-term commercial benefits, and instead foster an environment of conscience, morality and justice, so as to actively support Chinese people's righteous fight against tyranny; criticize the CCP's massive domestic suppression and question its legitimacy as a real leader. This is the second suggestion I contribute to you.
Finally, I want to share with you the most shocking and terrifying thing about the CCP. I'm asking you to pay close attention to this portion for it is the major reason I wrote this letter.
Consider the ancient practice of Falun Gong. Falun Gong represents the best of traditional culture from the Chinese nation. The time honored Truth-Compassion-Tolerance spirit it embodies, also accommodates the current universal principles of freedom and democracy. It represents China's true national spirit of "being kind to others in all circumstances." Yet Falun Gong is now suffering a tragic persecution in mainland China. An attorney named Gao Zhisheng wrote three letters to the highest authorities of the CCP in support of Falun Gong, but it cost him over a hundred days of secret police surveillance culminating in his illegal arrest and sentence. Because he spoke out, until recently, Gao's whole family has been under house arrest. Attorney Gao has himself suffered persecution at the hands of the CCP. President Bush, please think about it: if China's most well-known attorney is barred from providing legal support for Falun Gong practitioners in mainland China, what other channels can be exploited to effectively stop this national terrorism? With no existing legal system, and under a regime which forcefully denies personal freedoms, Falun Gong practitioners have acted bravely in their efforts to appeal to local authorities, writing to clarify their case to CCP leaders and contacting various media so that they could be better understood. However, all efforts made in pursuing these channels met with confiscation, forfeiture, condemnation, labor camp reeducation, and other forms of persecution. The policy the CCP has constructed aims to "ruin [practitioners'] reputations, bankrupt [practitioners'] financially, and destroy [practitioners'] physically."
The sad news of Falun Gong practitioners being tortured to death in local prisons and labor camps has been continuously spread to the whole world. The number of practitioners tortured to death as publicized on clearwisdom.net—a website dedicated to reporting the atrocities of this persecution— has been confirmed to have already reached over 3,000 people. Yet these cases are known to be only the tip of the iceberg. Still, with all legal channels blocked, Falun Gong practitioners continue to adopt peaceful and rational ways of spreading the truth to the world and offers solutions to the public to confront this vile persecution. You will find among residences of mainland China, in parks, on the railway, in other places of interest, flyers, banners, DVDs, and booklets which discuss the truth of Falun Gong. Even many email boxes receive regular messages clarifying the truth of Falun Gong. Overseas Falun Gong practitioners have developed software to breakthrough the CCP's Internet firewall; they have created their own media which include The Epoch Times, New Tang Dynasty Television, Sound of Hope Radio and others, all in a joint effort to convey the truth to the public which becomes more aware of the evilness of the CCP everyday, and are thereby released from the lies and disinformation of the ruling Party.
In November 2004, The Epoch Times published the now famous "Nine Commentaries on the Communist Party," making a final judgment on the many crimes committed by this loathsome regime. The commentaries inspired a huge wave of Chinese citizens withdrawing their membership from the CCP. Peaceful disintegration and the entire elimination of the CCP is becoming a reality. As more and more people pull away from this organization, one can clearly see that the CCP's days are numbered.
Even though we have made great strides in exposing the crimes of the CCP, there are still major ordeals to confront. You may be familiar with the expression, "wild beasts become crazy when they are about to die." In the spring of 2006, people were confronted with a term (and a reality) that extends beyond any evilness in history: organ harvesting. This is the story of doctors who are supposed to heal people but instead became murderous butchers. It boggles the mind that such bloody terrorism can even exist, and the news for many has been hard to accept. However, it very much exists and the program is still in operation. Falun Gong practitioners have become cost free raw materials for a human organ factory run by the CCP's national terrorist machine. Over tens of thousands of Falun Gong practitioners have had their organs harvested and sold for substantial profit.
How long can the universe tolerate these evil deeds? How long can the earth bear the weight of these of crimes? Humans cannot choose to be silent anymore.
The Kilgour-Matas Independent Investigation—which thoroughly explored and confirmed China's organ harvesting program , released hard evidence that shocked the world; and on its heels came the "The Coalition to Investigate the Persecution of Falun Gong in China" (CIPFG); soon a human rights torch relay in support of Falun Gong practitioners will begin in Greece. They all work toward the same goal: refusing to let the Olympic Games—which is supposed to represent peace in the world—to become a Bloody Harvest Games. "It will be a great shame for the whole world if the 2008 Olympics and these crimes against humanity are both happening at the same time in China," wrote the CIPFG in their recent letter to Hu Jianto and Wen Jiabao, (Chairman and President of the CCP respectively). The letter included a schedule in which they either demand a stop to the persecution, or else a boycott of the coming games.
Mr. President, God needs America to fulfill its solemn responsibility to protect the world's people and confront Communism. Tens of thousands of illegally detained Falun Gong practitioners who live under constant threat of losing their lives would welcome a U.S. intervention. In fact, many Chinese people who are suffering great hardship under the CCP's rule need the U.S. government to extend the proverbial olive branch. Rejecting the upcoming Olympic Games and rejecting the Chinese Communist Party would be the most cost effective and practical choice to strike at the heart of the CCP's national terrorism. The time is ripe; take this opportunity to rally the support of the people. This is the chance for the world to come together and finally bury the last remaining vestiges of Communism's evil force. This is the third suggestion I contribute to you, and it is the most important suggestion of all.
I wish you and your family all the best!
Future China Network University Professor Li Houzhu
Cc: Leaders of the Chinese Communist Regime, Hu Jintao and Wen Jiabao