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November 02, 1958

LETTER, MAO ZEDONG TO ZHOU ENLAI

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    Mao sends a message to be broadcast to Taiwan warning that the shelling of Jinmen Island would continue on odd-numbered days.
    "Letter, Mao Zedong to Zhou Enlai," November 02, 1958, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Jianguo yilai Mao Zedong wengao (Mao Zedong’s Manuscripts since the Formation of the PRC), vol. 7 (Beijing: Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe, 1992). http://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/117027
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Part One

Attention, Military and Civilian Compatriots on the Jinmen Islands:

Tomorrow, 3 November, is an odd-numbered day.  You must make sure not to come outside.  Do be careful!

Part Two

Deliver to Premier Zhou.

The Xiamen Front must broadcast [the message] this afternoon (2 November) for three times.