December 8, 1950
Letter from Zhou Enlai to Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, Zhu De, and Chen Yun
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Chairman [Mao Zedong] and Liu [Shaoqi], Zhu [De], Chen [Yun]:
Last night, in accordance with instructions, I gave Roshchin [a telegram] of five articles. He has just replied with a telegram. Filippov’s telegram agrees with the Chairman’s thinking: delaying without laying [our] cards on the table is the best plan. Fortunately, the Chairman stopped yesterday’s telegram from being sent out. Now today’s telegram is drafted as a new document, please check/approve and send.
Returned, Zhou Enlai
Six o’clock, December 8 
Zhou Enlai reports on Soviet replies to telegrams from the Chinese side.
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