Chinese Communist Party's Persecution Worse Than Nazis, Says Former Advisor

The former advisor to China’s past premier Zhao Ziyang and Sociology PhD at Princeton University calls the Chinese Communist Party’s persecution worse than Nazis, according to a conservative international Chinese newspaper with strong coverage of China.

Dr. Cheng Xiaonong, who is now the editor-in-chief of Modern China Studies , strongly denounced the Chinese government after reading the third open letter by mainland China’s renowned human rights attorney Gao Zhisheng, reported The Epoch Times. In the letter, Gao stated his withdrawal from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) and revealed alarming details of torture that “have shaken the world since they were made public,” cited the Chinese newspaper.

According to Gao’s open letter, such torture against people has never happened in contemporary Chinese history.

“Their objective is not personal humiliation, but to try hard to destroy practitioners' bodies and souls, and even to cause mental collapse. This is because any woman with slight human dignity or some sense of shame could hardly live on after this much torture, and this is just the CCP and its evildoers' objective," said Cheng.

The editor said the sexual torture revealed in the letter shocked him and made him indignant. He believes that the CCP’s persecution is worse than that of the Nazis and is unprecedented in human history.

Cheng noted that the people performing torture are young people around the age of 30 who were born after the Cultural Revolution yet are as “bad, vile, and vicious as persecutors during that time,” The Epoch Times reported.

"If this system continues to breed such people, then to what degree will this society be poisoned?” Cheng questioned.

He also stated that torturing a person until their mind is transformed or until they die breaks China’s current laws and violates internationally recognized human rights laws and principles, therefore people who perform torture should be punished.

However, Cheng believes that the persecutors continue to persecute citizens and “do not have to worry about violating criminal laws” because it has the protection of the government.

“Since these crimes have legal immunity and receive the authorities' encouragement and protection, it clearly shows that such criminal behaviors must be the responsibility of the country and government. When a political power encourages and protects this kind criminal behavior, its nature has undergone a change,” Cheng said.

China Aid Association (CAA) recently announced that Gao will be stripped of his legal license and his Beijing-based Shengzhi Law Office has been suspended by the Chinese authorities for one year. The closure came shortly after the firm’s director sent an open letter to the Chinese President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao urging them to end the “barbaric” persecution of Falun Gong practitioners in China. It is believed that the closing of the firm is closely linked with this letter.

The Shengzhi Law Office is one of a small number of law firms in China that represent cases involving human rights issues. Amnesty International is concerned that this suspension will severely affect the work or human rights activists in the country.

The office has recently been involved in a number of high-profile cases. Gao is currently one of the leading attorneys for Beijing House church pastor Cai Zhuohua, who was charged for running “illegal business practices” and handed a prison sentence of three years after police found a large number of Bibles and religious materials in a church warehouse.

Because of his continuous stance against human rights and religious freedom violations, Gao is facing increasing danger.

“CAA appeals to the international community to continue to show your concern for the safety of Mr. Gao and his family members. CAA urges international Christian communities to pray continuously for Mr. Gao and his family and write emails and make phone calls to show solidarity and brotherly love for Mr. Gao,” CAA appealed.

In a public statement released on Nov. 22, CAA noted that Gao had recently dedicated himself as a Chinese Christian and he will be baptized in a House Church soon.