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get citation"Telegram, Mao Zedong to Liu Shaoqi" February 10, 1950, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Jianguo yilai Mao Zedong wengao [Mao Zedong’s manuscripts since the founding of the People’s Republic], vol. 1 (Beijing: Central Press of Historical Documents, 1987), 257-8; translation from Shuguang Zhang and Jian Chen, eds., Chinese Communist Foreign Policy and the Cold War in Asia, 142. http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/111255
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Comrade Liu Shaoqi:
(1) It is approved that Su Yu may deploy four divisions in naval operation maneuver.1 (2) The first several phrases2 in the preface of the credit agreement, which mention China's compensation to the Soviet Union, should not be omitted. (3) The treaty and the agreements should be published by both sides on the same day, and you will be specially informed about the date. (4) [Chen] Boda has written an editorial for the Xinhua News Agency, which we will look over and send to you tomorrow. Please ask [Hu] Qiaomu to scrutinize it, and then publish it at the same time the treaty is published.3
1 This refers to Su Yu's plan to attack the GMD-controlled Zhoushan islands.
2 The phrases to which Mao refers here are as follows: "The Government of the Soviet Union agrees to satisfy the request of the Central People's Government of the People's Republic of China for a loan that is to be used in payment for the machines, facilities, and other material that the Soviet Union has agreed to provide China."
3 This editorial, entitled "The New Era of Sino-Soviet Friendship and Cooperation," was published by the Xinhua News Agency on 14 February 1950.