Transitional Mainland Government Lays Groundwork for Democracy
On December 5, 2007, Future China Forum announced its intention to establish a transitional mainland China government after a year of discussion among the forum founders. According to the forum's spokesperson Mr. Wu Fan, the transitional government's objective is to first end the CCP's autocracy, and then resolve the various social problems left by the CCP.
The transitional mainland government's current carefully selected 20 some volunteer members include veteran democracy activists, student participants of the Tiananmen Square pro-democracy movement of 1989, overseas intellectuals, scholars, etc.
Members are currently working to establish a platform, general election, and constitution. According to Mr. Wu, the transitional has the backing of voices within the Chinese army that are hoping for a coup d'etat of the current communist regime.
Establishing a General Election and Constitution
Members are currently laying groundwork for electing a president through a general election by the Chinese citizens.
The president, vice president and ministers of the transitional government will be elected through a small-scale ballot. The candidates have taken oath to have a sense of democracy and not take post for personal interests, political power or economical profits.
Multiple versions of constitutions for the transitional mainland government and the future Chinese government are posted on Future China Forum. The final draft of the constitution will be based on a platform and established at the National Affairs Conference. In addition, there will be a set of economic and political measures for social reform.
Public discussions are also needed to discuss whether the new administration is to be a federal government or a democratic republic, as well as the design of its national flag and its official name.
The transitional government's declaration and member list will be formally publicized on January 1, 2008.
Chinese Army Wants Transitional Government, Coup D'etat
The results of the 17th National Congress of the CCP disappointed many who hoped it would launch political reforms. On the contrary, more severe persecution has been inflicted on human rights defenders, dissidents, victims of demolition, members of underground Catholic churches, and Falun Gong practitioners, as well as a comprehensive crackdown on veterans.
Voices from China's military have repeatedly encouraged and requested for the immediate establishment of a transitional government. Those soldiers claim that now is the perfect timing.
Wu said, "Afterwards, soldiers started to support us, and we want to cooperate with them to establish a transitional government that will assume power."
After the transitional government members are elected, it will direct and take care of the political conditions left by the CCP, and make all the decisions concerning the movement.
According to Wu, the president of the transitional government will authorize the military to stage a coup d'etat at the appropriate time. It is unclear if transitional government will move from oversea to China or be succeeded by those in China.
After the transitional government establishes a platform, the bans on newspapers and parties will be uplifted so that all democratic power can play a role in the platform.
By Li Jia
The Epoch Times