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November 8, 1950

Telegram from Zhou Enlai to Chai Junwu, Peng Dehuai, and Gao Gang

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Chai [Junwu] [Chai Chengwen]; also inform Peng [Dehuai] and Gao [Gang]:


At this time there is a pause between battles. Chairman Mao [Zedong] advises that Premier Kim [Il Sung] [be asked] whether he can go to Comrade Peng Dehuai’s place around the 10th of this month to meet the two comrades Gao Gang and Peng Dehuai to discuss military operations and supplies in North Korea, the training and arrangement of the North Korea People’s Army and organs after they enter the Northeast, and other questions.  [We] do not know Premier Kim’s thinking on these [questions].  Please ask [him] and inform [me] as soon as possible so that Comrade Gao Gang can be notified to go [there] quickly.

Zhou Enlai

November 8 [1950]


Zhou Enlai attempts to arrange a meeting between Kim Il Sung and two Chinese leaders, Peng Dehuai and Gao Gang, to discuss military operations and arrangements.


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Zhonggong zhongyang wenxian yanjiushi (CPC Central Historical Documents Research Office) and Zhongyang dang'anguan (Central Archives), eds., Jianguo yilai Zhou Enlai wengao (Zhou Enlai’s Manuscripts since the Founding of the PRC), vol. 3 (Beijing: Zhongyang wenxian chubanshe, 2008), 475-476. Translated by Jingxia Yang and Douglas Stiffler.


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