Message of Sympathy to the Earthquake-Stricken Area

Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of power!

MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO THE EARTHQUAKE-STRICKEN AREA

Central Committee
Communist Party of China
28.07.1976

Peking Review
No. 32/33 of 1976
Reproduced by
The Red Flag

MESSAGE OF SYMPATHY TO THE EARTHQUAKE-STRICKEN AREA

The Party committees and the revolutionary committees of Hopei Province and Tientsin and Peking municipalities, the Peking Military Area Command, the Hopei Provincial Military Area Command and the Peking Garrison and the Tientsin Garrison of the Chinese People‘s Liberation Army as well as the Party committees and revolutionary committees at various levels, the people of various nationalities and the People‘s Liberation Army commanders and fighters of Tangshan and its nearby stricken places,

A strong earthquake occurred in the Tangshan-Fengnan area on July 28th, 1976 and affected Tientsin and Peking municipalities. It caused great losses to people‘s life and property, and Tangshan city, in particular, suffered extremely serious damages and losses. With great concern, our great leader Chairman Mao and the Party Central Committee extend cordial sympathy to the people of various nationalities and commanders and fighters of the Chinese People‘s Liberation Army afflicted by the earthquake.

The Central Committee believes that the people of various nationalities and commanders and fighters of the People‘s Liberation Army, armed with marxism-leninism-Mao Tse-tung thought and tempered in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution and the movement to criticize Lin Piao and Confucius, will certainly being into full play the revolutionary spirit of arduous struggle, plunge into the anti-quake relief fight with a firm and indomitable will and develop production and rebuild their homes energetically and through self-reliance under the directorship of the provincial and municipal Party committees and revolutionary committees and the Party committees of the People‘s Liberation Army units and with the support and assistance of the people of the whole country.

The Central Committee calls on Communist Party militants, Communist Youth League militants, revolutionary cadres, workers, poor and lower-middle peasants and commanders and fighters of the Chinese People‘s Liberation Army in the earthquake-stricken area to conscientiously study Chairman Mao‘s important instructions, take class struggle as the key link, deepen the great struggle to criticize Teng Hsiao-ping‘s counter-revolutionary revisionist line and repulse the Right-deviationist attempt at reversing correct verdicts, and unite to fight against the serious natural disaster.

BE RESOLUTE, FEAR NO SACRIFICE AND SURMOUNT EVERY DIFFICULTY TO WIN VICTORY!“

28.07.1976
CENTRAL COMMITTEE
COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA