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Resolution of C.P.C. Central Committee On Dismissing
Teng Hsiao-ping From All Posts Both Inside and Outside Party

[This brief resolution is reprinted from Peking Review, #15, April 9, 1976, p. 3.]

Having discussed the counter-revolutionary incident which took place at Tien An Men Square and Teng Hsiao-ping’s latest behaviour, the Political Bureau of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China holds that the nature of the Teng Hsiao-ping problem has turned into one of antagonistic contradiction. On the proposal of our great leader Chairman Mao, the Political Bureau unanimously agrees to dismiss Teng Hsiao-ping from all posts both inside and outside the Party while allowing him to keep his Party membership so as to see how he will behave in the future.

The Central Committee of the Communist Party of China
April 7, 1976

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