The Nine Commentaries were first published in November 2004 by a Chinese newspaper, The Epoch Times, as a series of editorials. The book was immediately banned by Beijing’s propaganda machine. Little, though, has stemmed the enormous surge of interest that inspired 365793493 Chinese around the world to formally denounce and quit the Party. What about it could inspire so many, then? We offer a summary of the nine chapters to give a glimpse with links to the Nine Commentaries website where the entire book can be read. A series of video's on the Nine Commentaries is also available here.
1. On What the Communist Party Is (read)
This article concerns the impact of the communist movement and the Communist Party on the civilisation of China. Looking at the history of China’s last 70 years, nearly one hundred million people have died unnatural deaths and almost all of the traditional Chinese culture and civilisation has been destroyed. What have been the consequences, whether the CCP was chosen by the Chinese or it was imposed on China from the outside?
2. On the Beginnings of the Chinese Communist Party (read)
Why did the Communist Party emerge, grow and eventually seize power in contemporary China? Did the Chinese people choose the Communist Party? Or, did the Communist Party gang up and force Chinese people to accept it? The CCP has set itself above all, conquering all in its path, thereby bringing endless catastrophe to China.
3. On the Tyranny of the Chinese Communist Party (read)
Today the Chinese Communist Party's (CCP) violence and abuses are even more severe than those of the tyrannical Qin Dynasty. The CCP’s philosophy is one of “struggle”, and the CCP’s rule has been built upon a series of class struggles, path struggles, and ideological struggles, both in China and toward other nations.
4. On How the Communist Party Is an Anti-Universe Force (read)
In the last hundred years, the sudden invasion by the communist spectre has created a force against nature and humanity, causing limitless agony and tragedy. It has also pushed civilisation to the brink of destruction. It has become an extremely malevolent force against the universe.
5. On the Collusion of Jiang Zemin with the CCP to Persecute Falun Gong (read)
Why is Falun Gong, which upholds the principles of “Truthfulness, Compassion and Tolerance” and has been promulgated in over 60 countries worldwide, being persecuted only in China, not anywhere else in the world? In this persecution, what is the relationship between Jiang Zemin and the CCP?
6. On How the Chinese Communist Party Destroyed Traditional Culture (read)
The CCP has devoted the nation’s resources to destroying China’s rich traditional culture. The CCP’s destruction of Chinese culture has been planned, well organised, and systematic, made possible by the state’s use of violence. Since its establishment, the CCP has never stopped “revolutionising” Chinese culture in the attempt to completely destroy its spirit.
7. On the Chinese Communist Party’s History of Killing (read)
The 70-year history of the CCP is written with blood and lies. The stories behind this bloody history are not only brutally inhumane but also rarely known. Under the rule of the CCP, 60 to 80 million innocent Chinese people have been killed, leaving their broken families behind.
8. On How the Chinese Communist Party Is an Evil Cult (read)
The Communist Party is essentially an evil cult that harms mankind. Although the Communist Party has never called itself a religion, it matches every single trait of a religion. At the beginning of its establishment, it regarded Marxism as the absolute truth in the world. It exhorted people to engage in a life-long struggle for the goal of building a “communist heaven on earth.”
9. On the Unscrupulous Nature of the Chinese Communist Party (read)
What is most terrifying is that the CCP is going all out to try to destroy the moral foundation of the entire nation, attempting to turn every Chinese national to various degrees into a scoundrel in order to create an environment favourable for the CCP to “advance with time”. It is especially important for us to understand clearly why the CCP acts like a scoundrel and to discern its criminal nature.