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  • Writer's pictureXiaodong Fang

CCP didn't conquer China on Oct. 1, 1949, not even Today. Don't give up the anti-Communist groups

The People's Republic China was established on Oct. 1, 1949, by the China Communist Party (CCP) at Tiananmen Square. However, the Communists had not conquered the whole of China on that day 70 years ago.

As of Oct. 1, 1949, most of western China, such as Xinjiang, Qinghai, and Sichuan, were still controlled by the Nationalist army or regional forces. In December 1949 Chiang fled to Taiwan, and continued to assert his government as the sole legitimate authority of all China. Hainan Island was the last direct fighting between Nationalist and Communist forces, which ended with the Communist capture of the island in May 1950.

Today, the island of Taiwan is still the Republic of China, officially and effectively. Hong Kong was returned to China by the British in 1997 but it should has autonomy based on the "one country, two systems" agreement, which is supposed to expire in 2047.

Inside the mainland China, there still exist certain groups and regions, which are ideologically anti-Communist. Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region (XUAR), is an autonomous region in northwestern China. The Uygur people are Muslims, which would not believe the Communist doctrine. To crackdown the potential rebellion and fully control the Uygur people in Xinjiang, the CCP government brutally detained millions of people in Xinjiang. Tibet is traditionally an autonomous region in history. The Tibetan government-in-exile, headquartered in Dharamshala, India, maintains that Tibet is an independent state. Like Xinjiang, the CCP government is using an ostensible anti-mafia campaign to target suspected political dissidents and suppress civil society initiatives in Tibetan areas.

Apart from those regional groups, there are so many Chinese people longing for democracy and freedom. They are unwilling to be under the control of the CCP and its government. Many Chinese intellectuals and human rights activists are seeking to promote political reform and democratization in China. The free world should not give up those remaining anti-Communist groups in China. Supporting the activities of those anti-Communist groups towards China's democratization is the right thing to do. Because a democratic China will benefit the Chinese people and the world.


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