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November 2, 1958

Letter, Mao Zedong to Zhou Enlai

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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.


Mao sends a message to be broadcast to Taiwan warning that the shelling of Jinmen Island would continue on odd-numbered days.


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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).


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