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October 06, 1958

LETTER, MAO ZEDONG TO HUANG KECHENG AND PENG DEHUAI

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    Mao decides to broadcast a statement to Taiwan about the shelling of Jinmen Island.
    "Letter, Mao Zedong to Huang Kecheng and Peng Dehuai," October 06, 1958, History and Public Policy Program Digital Archive, Zhonggong zhongyang wenxian yanjiushi, ed., Jianguo yilai Mao Zedong wengao (Mao Zedong’s Manuscripts since the Founding of the People’s Republic of China), vol. 7 (Beijing: Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe, 1992), 437. https://digitalarchive.wilsoncenter.org/document/117023
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Peng [Dehuai] and Huang [Kecheng]:

Please pass on to Han [Xianchu] and Ye [Fei]:

Yesterday I said not to issue any public statement, and to wait and see for two days.  Later [I] thought about this again, and considered it more appropriate to issue a statement first.  This is the reason for [me to write] the “Message to the Compatriots in Taiwan.”  This statement is about to be issued, please instruct the Fujian Front radio station to broadcast it repeatedly.

Mao Zedong

2:00 A.M., 6 October

Send this to [Huang] Kecheng for handling immediately.

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