福建网友精雕者3世：〝我们基本上都有这个传统吧！应该是这两三年都有那个。 大家都是自发的嘛，就是通知一下就到哪里吃饭， 每年都有新的面孔出现。 以后的话，都会产生一个共识了。〞
福建网友精雕者3世：〝这个‘双十’活动也算是我们比较认同的吧，毕竟民国算是一个范本吧， 我们向往的是目前台湾那种制度，毕竟是有宪政制度这样的对人权、对私人财产各方面都有一定的保障， 我们就觉得这个‘双十节’确实是目前我们比较向往的一个制度，一个比较想要的节日。〞
Mainland China Celebrate "Double Tenth Day"
A Wish For Freedom And Democracy In Taiwan
October 10th, also referred to as "Double Tenth Day",
is the National day of the Republic of China (ROC).
Since moving to Taiwan, the ROC government has held
"Double Tenth" celebrations every year.
The day is also celebrated by many oversea Chinese, Hong
Kong residents and unofficial groups with various events.
In recent years, yearnings for democracy and freedom in
Taiwan have made more mainland Chinese people celebrate
"Double Tenth Day" at dinner parties.
They no longer celebrate on October 1st, the Chinese
Communist Party's (CCP) "National Day".
They believe that it is not a festival for all Chinese citizens.
Instead, that day simply marks when the party seized
the power, and therefore deserves no celebration.
This year is the 102nd anniversary of the Republic of China.
Even before October 10th, many mainland Chinese netizens
have communicated through Weibo or other social networks
for celebrations of the day.
It was reported that, netizens from all over China organized
various scales of dinner parties on 10th as celebrations.
Netizen "Excellent Engraver III" from Fujian:"Most of us have
followed such a tradition (of a celebration party).
We did this in the past two or three years, and everyone
attended voluntarily just by being told where to go.
At the party we have seen new people every year.
Probably more common views will be shared
(on this issue) in the future."
According to netizens who attended those parties, some
sang the ROC's national anthem; some wore clothing
of the ROC's flag; some bought birthday cakes.
Although there was no huge crowd or splendid ceremonies,
all attendees wholeheartedly celebrated.
Netizen "Excellent Engraver III" from Fujian:"Comparatively
we accept such ＇Double Tenth＇ celebrations because the
Republic of China can be considered a model for us.
What we look forward to is the current regime in Taiwan.
At least the constitution there offers protection of
human rights, personal properties and many other aspects.
So we think that ＇Double Tenth Day＇ is a festival and
represents a life that we are really wishing for."
On the contrary, although more celebrations are seen on
"Double Tenth Day", the number of mainland Chinese who
celebrate on October 1st is dropping.
Many people now regard October 1st only as a "party festival"
because it commemorates the CCP's success in seizing power
and also shows its ambition to govern China for ever.
Very few Chinese now truthfully celebrate the regime's
anniversary, and more of them begin to doubt its legitimacy.
As a result, Chinese civilians created many new names for
These include "Occupation Day", "Suffering Day" or
"National Shame Day".
These names clearly reflect the true feelings of
mainland Chinese people.
Netizen ＇Excellent Engraver III＇ from Fujian:"Especially this
year many said the party did not take power legitimately.
As it was not elected by the people, how can October 1st be
called ＇National Day＇?
Our ＇National Day＇ can only be called ＇Occupation Day＇."
The CCP's constitution "officially" gives any Chinese citizen
freedom of association and assembly.
However, what really happened was that a large number of
National Security officers and police were dispatched to stop
"Double Tenth" parties.
The group in Fujian changed their party location several
times, but still failed to escape police following.
After the meal party, four people were taken away and
their whereabouts are still unknown.
Compared to the frustrations ahead of the meal in Fujian,
Shenzhen's weibo user and party organizer Wang Yingguo
was violently kidnapped right in front of the restaurant,
and the celebration event had to be canceled.
Wang Yingguo, weibo user in Shenzhen: "From what I was
told, at about 6:30pm there were nearly 100 plainclothes
police from Futian Public Bureau at the party location.
They occupied the dumpling restaurant throughout.
I was kidnapped and taken to Futian Public Bureau as soon
as I walked in.
They were simply ordered to catch me, with no reason
at all in doing this.
They said,＇how can you celebrate ＇Double Tenth Day＇?
It is a crime!＇"
Many netizens who didn't attend celebration parties also
sent blessings to "Double Tenth Day" on weibo.
A netizen "Hengmen Lao Fei" wrote that: "Commemorate
those compatriots who fought the Japanese in open battles!
They were true national armies who were not
brainwashed by Marxist theory."
To avoid being blocked by the CCP's Internet censorship
system, some netizens changed “Double Tenth Day”
into "Meng Day" in their celebration messages.
The reason is that, the Chinese character "Meng" can be
separated into four parts which reads "the Tenth Month,
the Tenth Day".