The text version of guilty video
Recently, some members of the progressive associations of various universities were interviewed by the Beijing police, requesting to watch a video of thoughts involving the Jasic supporters. The contents are regret of people who has missed for several months. They are He Pengchao and Wang Xiangyi, founders of Shenzhen Qingying Social Work Center, Hou Changshan, Qingying community staff, Zheng Shiyou, worker supporter, Zong Yang, graduate of Peking University, and Zheng Yiran, graduate of Beijing Language and Culture University.
In order to clarify the facts, the details of the Regret Video are now issued according to the students’ memories. Please understand if there are any gaps.
Part one: How did their ultra-leftist thought come from?
He Pengchao (wearing a black shirt):
In 2007, I listened to the lecture held by Utopia. It was my first contact with the left wing. The speaker was Qiu Shike, and the content was about the Cultural Revolution. At that time, I just had a fuzzy understanding of the Cultural Revolution and I have not begun to deny the Reform and Opening up. By the time of 2011, I joined the Peking University Marxism Society. The learning of the society is all about the logic of the Cultural Revolution. They made us think that the first 30 years of People’s Republic of China were the period of socialist countries. But the Reform and Opening up is the restoration of capitalism and the process of taking power from the capitalists. Only through violent revolution can socialism be re-established. Later, I went to work in the factory twice with the people belong to Qiushi Society, and I met Zheng Hao (Zheng Shiyou), when they made worker movement in the South. Later, I established Fenghua Company, whose was positioned as a semi-professional revolutionary organization. At that time I had doubts about the violent revolution, but the organization said that I was not determined. Later, I started to be a professional revolutionary.
This organization ethically abducts you with the slogan of serving the proletariat. In fact, we use the red flag to against the red flag. We have not seen the efforts made by the party and the government and the actual work we have done harms workers and the country. Last year, Zhang Yunfan’ s affairs were actually plotting and inciting subversion of state power. However, we promoted it as a study of Marxism in a socialist country but was suppressed. By propagating the Chinese Communist Party to suppress Marxism, we want the Chinese Communist Party to lose face. In particular, it may be exploited by some foreign media outside the hostile forces, which was very harmful. We were all under the banner of serving the proletariat, but after this period of reflection, I realized that I also mixed my own selfishness.
Zheng Shiyou (in a black jacket):
I joined the Chinese Maoist Communist Party.
Zong Yang (wearing a black jacket):
When I was a freshman in the college, I joined the Peking University Marxism Society, because I had some radical ideas. After I entered the society, I became more sympathetic to the ultra-leftist thinking. I felt that I could only rebuild the socialism by relying on a violent revolution.
Part two: the "inside stories" of the Jasic incident.
(The scene was turned to outside)
The organization planned to organize a worker movement in the south. We ususally followed a protocol of 3 months, first filtering out some “proper” factories, then insert our men in to “incite” the workers when the odds are in our favour. In 2016, we designated two companies for the “incitation” - one was Jasic Technology, and another was xxx. But we didn’t make it; on the contrary we first enlarged our ranks, and make them staying in a factory.
To provide rear support I created Qingying NGO.The Jasic incident was planned in August 2016. After the filtering I chose the Jasic Technology and made Zou Liping to work in the Communittee Labor Union, and some others into the Jasic Tech. Our objective of struggle was to organize the labor union. Soon after, Liu Penghua and Mi Jiuping we send in were compromised prematurely, and I thought that the odds were then with us, so we use the public opinion of labor union as a cover. Therefore, the labor union was not the opinion of workers, but all plotted. On July 20th, Mi Jiupeng and others asked to return to their post, who were in fact about to spread propaganda in the factory, and was blocked by the security guards. The police then came, they bluffed that the police officers abused them, in order to buy some time for the propaganda. Then we organized them to “siege” the police station and forced them to release the imprisoned. On July 21st, I asked them to press on at the police station to ask for apology and reparation. And asked Li Zhan and Lan Zhiwei to the police station to ask for the release of the others. Then I arranged “Shidaixianfeng” to spread propaganda on the Interet, because all our “first-lines” in Pingshan were detained. Then we arranged Shen Mengyu, a “first-line” in Guangzhou to call for the Left-Wings all over the country for support, and arranged Yue Xin and Zheng Yongming for foreign media, to enlarge the public opinions and put pressure on interior authorities.
Zong Yang (Wearing a black sweater) :
I led the others (students) to work in the south during the summer vacation. After that I took part in the online propaganda campaign of the Jasic Incident. We had the facts black and white reversed to bluff the mass. After the crackdown on August 24th we were not reconciled about the consequences, so we plotted three other struggles: first is the strugglement for resuming classes. Because when the students were sent back, they were asked to take a leave of absence by their universities. So I arranged that struggle to put pressure on schools. The second was “Finding Yues” campaign. We were about to copy the pattern of November 15th Incident (Reading club incident in Guangzhou), using public opinions to put pressure on. The third was the society defend campaign, student societies being controlled by the organization was rectificated by the universities, so I launched the campaign to protect these societies.
Wang Xiangyi (indoor, wearing light-red coat):
I didn’t directly take part in the Jasic Incident, but I took part in the negotiation between them and the authority, to prove that we (Qingying) were not related to the case. We provide students to the frontlines of Jasic Incident, record the contacts and maintain contacts with them to ensure the unity of minds. We provided them fake ID cards and SIM cards.
Part three: Many of the participants are college graduates. Why are so many college students involved?
(Scene Change: Inside a room)
We controlled the far-left community by means of the Students’ Association Union. We targeted at freshmen, because they’re new in college, and they don’t know anything. Their minds are easily changed by us.In this time we took advantage of some of the current imbalances in order to turn their perceptions upside down. Then we took them into the factory as social practice activities, let them experience the life of workers. To what a factory? We specialize in the darkest little factories. After a while, the students would find the factory too dark. They found that even they themselves could not bear such a life, and the workers also could not bear it any more. So the students got the impression that the life of underclass were miserable. Therefore, they mistakenly believed that there is a capitalist society now, and they have come up with the idea of a return to Mao and the Socialism in the time of the Cultural Revolution.
Our organization also believes that learning is bourgeois scholarship. Capitalist scholarship is about self-interest (sarcastic dismissive tone) and a reluctance to give. We use this kind of moral kidnapping to make students give up their own personal future, their own personal interests, and even their family, their love.
And there’s one more thing in this group that you must report your personal relationships to the organisation. You’re not allowed to be in love with one who is outside of the group. When already so, you have to break up. Even if you are in love with somebody within the group, your relationship must also be checked by the group and report consistently to it. You should not chat with him/her avoiding the group. People have no privacy of their own.
We used some leftist articles and some one-sided material to give the students an impression that the workers were miserable.
Zheng Yiran: (in a room, Zheng sits on a chair next to a table. Zheng is angry.)
We just take advantage of the fact that freshmen are very simple as they are new in the university. At this time, a senior who specifically cares you and says to you, “Have you got used to the campus? Have you met any difficulties in your study and your life? “ (she says, knocking the table with her hand.) So they think the seniors are too nice. Then we cut them off as much as possible, from their roommates and boyfriends to get rid of their influence. By going for a run, eating, studying and talking together, we were going to occupy their time and avoid them from contacting with their classmates. So they were enclosed in a circle and accepted our ideas.
We’ll take them to the North Four village (Běisìcūn) and tell them, “here is where you’re going to live”. Let them feel that now the life of college graduates is really miserable, graduates cannot find a job, even the best people can only live here, their own future is in the dark. And we said, the learning is useless. Let them do their homework by plagiarizing and fail the exams. They shouldn’t go to classes or they’re not advanced and not willing to give up their own personal interests. The idea that good study is so-called “sophisticated egoism” makes you shy away from it. By senior year, the longer they were in the organization, the more they didn’t know anything. Therefore they do know nothing when they graduate from the college. If one can’t do anything, (pats the table with his hand) there is no job for him. Then this way become their only way.
Hou Changshan: (the light in the room is dark. Hou is wearing a aquamarine coat, and she looks angry and remorseful.)
My family and I have always been very close, but the organization said that the family is feudal bondage, family feeling is a mask, and the family relationship is actually based on a consideration of interests. I was the biggest victim in the aspect of love (crying) , I broke up with my boyfriend because of them, when He Pengchao forced me to send Li Rendi (ex-boyfriend) text messages as he dictated, “Never get back together, never meet again.” He Pengchao said that Li is an opportunist and he must be knocked down. In fact I was the biggest victim.
Part four: what do they want to say about what they have done?
He Pengchao (in a black sweater):
I am a Ph.D. in physics at Peking University (wry smile). I can do such a thing, which means that it is not far for you. I want to say that the Jasic incident is a farce that I personally compile and direct. Although it is for the rights of workers, it also mixed with my personal desires. I want to fulfill my desire to control and fulfill my political goals by defending the rights of workers. I am really sorry (low bow expressed regret).
It is fourth or fifth years from the freshman to graduation. I have to apologize to my parents and many people who care about me. I want to apologize to those who have been deceived.
The Christie’s case was exploited by a small group of people with ulterior motives. I really wasted my precious youth in this matter (Worry), and I didn’t learn anything in university. I did a lot of harm to others, which not only did not help the workers, but also hurt a lot of students. I regret it now.
The four years in college are the best days of our life, but I have not done anything in school for four years. I regret ruining my precious time very much. I want to say to the students still at school： please wake up, don’t be addicted to it, and cherish your time.