Former Chairman Hua Guo-Feng Requests To Quit The Communist Party
by Denis Wu for Sound Of Hope Radio Network
August 15th, 2008
On August 14, as a former general secretary of the Communist Party, Hua Guo-Feng, asked to withdraw from the Chinese Communist Party, causing a stir in the political arena. Subsequently, he was prohibited from travelling overseas.
In Japan, a suspected pro-communist publication, “Asahi Shimbun”, reported that former CCP General Secretary, Hua Guo-Feng had withdrawn from the Communist Party, causing a lot of shockwaves.
Hua Guo-Feng said in his statement of withdrawal: “There is no difference between the current Communist Party and the previous GMT (the National Party). The Communist Party overthrew GMT under the banner of “anti-corruption, anti-authoritarian” yet, over the past half a century, the Communist Party has been adhering to dictatorship of one-party, trampling human rights, depriving its peoples’ freedom, practicing graft and corruption, and abusing the judiciary system, the extent of which way surpasses that of previous KMT Government.
Hua Guo-Feng’s original name was Su Zhu. Since 1949, Hua successively served as the Party Secretary at Xiangtan County of Hunan, first secretary of the Hunan Provincial Party Committee, Minister of Public Security, Chinese Vice Premier and Chairman of the CCP Central Committee and Chairman of the CCP Central Military Commission.
Following the death of top leader of the CCP, Mao Zedong, on September 9, 1976, with the support of Ye Jianying, Li Xian-Nian and others, Hua Guo-Feng was the key decision maker to arrest the “Gang of Four” in October the same year. Later, he served as Chairman of the CCP Central Committee and Chairman of the CCP Central Military Commission.
In 1980 and 1981 Hua resigned as Chairman of the CCP Central Committee and the Premier of the State Council as well as Chairman of the CCP Central Committee and Chairman of the CCP Central Military Commission to end his own political career.
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