A dissident from the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), who belongs to one of the elite families, sharply criticized leader Xi Jinping, so she was kicked out of the Party, something she had wanted for several years. Her retirement benefits were taken away in retaliation.

One of the facts that show how the CCP persecutes not only dissidents but also members of the Party itself when they become an obstacle to its purpose can be revealed in the sayings of Cai Xia. Cai was recently expelled for denouncing irregularities within the Party.

“Under Xi’s regime, the Chinese Communist Party is not a force for progress for China. In fact, it is an obstacle to China’s progress,” said Cai, according to The Guardian on Aug. 18.

She added: “I’m not the only one who wants to leave this Party. More people would like to withdraw or leave this Party,” said Cai, who said there is a dissident movement in China that includes the “Little Princes,” the sons of leading CCP members.

According to The Guardian, Cai is also blunt in criticizing the “uncontrolled power” of Xi, who made China “the enemy of the world,” through his mishandling of the CCP Virus.

“This tells us that this system is going nowhere. It is useless to try to change it. Fundamentally speaking, this system must be abandoned,” said Cai, who now resides in the United States where she feels safe and satisfied with her expulsion.

Cai argues that the mistakes of the CCP’s absolutist leadership lead to disasters like the Cultural Revolution.

During the CCP-led Cultural Revolution in China from 1966 to 1976, millions of Chinese people were persecuted, tortured, and killed. Young people were indoctrinated and helped to destroy the cultural wealth cultivated over millennia.

Atheism was also proclaimed, leading to the persecution of the believers of religions and the ancient spiritual traditions that formed the basis of the nation’s culture.

Even today, those faithful to their beliefs are persecuted, including Falun Gong practitioners, also known as Falun Dafa, along with Muslims, Christians, and ethnic minorities.

“About 1.5 million people were killed during the Cultural Revolution, and millions of others suffered imprisonment, confiscation of property, torture or general humiliation,” A&E’s History channel noted.

Cai estimates that at least 70 percent of mid to high-level officials yearn for reform, including a transition to democracy. “Sooner or later we must go in this direction. Democracy, freedom, and the rule of law are the most basic human values and expectations,” Cai said.

Allegations of mishandling the CCP Virus, which has caused nearly 800,000 deaths worldwide and a global economic disaster, ongoing human rights violations, repression in Hong Kong, and attacks on several countries, have generated growing discontent against the CCP.

It has even become the biggest threat to countries like the United States, which continually seeks measures to protect its democracy.

Many problems are facing the CCP, both internationally and at home.