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October 2, 1950

Telegram from Zhou Enlai to Ni Zhiliang

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Ambassador Ni [Zhiliang]:


Received your telegram from the night of [October] 1. (1) It is estimated that Comrade Zhang Yidu [Pak Il U] can arrive at Shen[yang] on the night of [October] 2; will send plane to take him to Beijing on [October] 3. (2) Please inform Comrade Kim Il Sung that, besides trying his best to withdraw the troops cut off by the enemy to the north by separate paths,  those troops that have no way to retreat should persist in guerrilla [actions] where they are.  Be sure not to panic or lose courage.  This way, there will be hope and [you] will win victory.  


Zhou Enlai

October 2

Zhou Enlai notifies Ambassador Ni Zhiliang about the estimated arrival of Pak Il-u and advises Kim Il Sung to order the troops that were cut off by the opposing side and have no way to retreat to persist in guerrilla actions where they are.


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Zhonggong zhongyang wenxian yanjiushi (CPC Central Historical Documents Research Office) and Zhongyang dang'anguan (Central Archives), eds., Jianguo yilai Zhou Enlai wengao (Zhou Enlai’s Manuscripts since the Founding of the PRC),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), 380. Translated by Jingxia Yang and Douglas Stiffler.


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