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Comment On Chang Wen-tien’s Letter

August 18, 1959

[SOURCE: Long Live Mao Zedong Thought, a Red Guard Publication.]

Print more than 160 copies and distribute them to our comrades. Send copies by air or regular mail to those who have left. I warmly welcome this letter from Comrade Lo Fu (Chang Wen-Tien)

Mao Tse-tung

18 August 1959



Lo Fu’s Farewell Message to Mao Tse-tung
on the Morning of 18 August

Comrade Tse-tung:

I have just undergone a major operation, which should be beneficial to my health. I sincerely thank you and other comrades of the Central Committee for your help. I must sever relations with my reactionary self of yesterday. Today, I read your comments on Mei Sheng’s essay, “Ch’i Fa”, on machine guns and other subjects, and was greatly moved.

I did not call on you because I did not receive any notification from you. I descend the hills today. I hope to see you in Peking and to receive more instructions from you.

Chang Wen-t’ien

Forenoon, 18 August

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