April 27, 1962
Cable from Mao Zedong to Zhou Enlai, 'Comments on Whether or Not Säypiddin Äzizi should Return to Xinjiang for Work'
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Comments on whether or not Sai Fuding should return to Xinjiang for work
(27 April 1962)
Premier [Zhou Enlai]:
Please decide whether it is appropriate for Sai Fuding [Säypiddin Äzizi] to return [to Xinjiang] for work.
April 27 
 Sai Fuding [Säypiddin], or Sai Fuding Aizezi [Säypiddin Äzizi], was then Vice Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, Secretary of the CCP Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region Committee Secretariat, and Chairman of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region People’s Committee. He was in Beijing for work.
 These comments were written on the suggestions of Sai Fuding on resolving the mass border crossing problem in northern Xinjiang, which had been forwarded by the United Front Department and read by Zhou Enlai. In his “opinions,” Sai Fuding was in agreement with the analysis and handling of the causes of the mass flight from Tacheng and other areas by the Party Committee of the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region. It put forth that it would be helpful in resolving this problem if he were to return to Xinjiang for work. After Mao Zedong’s approval, the Central Committee decided for Sai Fuding to return to Xinjiang for work.
Mao instructs Zhou to determine whether long-time Uyghur official, Saypiddin Azizi, can return to Xinjiang in the wake of the Yi-Ta Incident.
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