Proletarians of all countries, unite!
There is one goal, the conquest of power!
MESSAGE TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA
Communist Party of Burma
No. 40 of 1976
The Red Flag
MESSAGE TO THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA
COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA
We have learnt with shock and boundless grief over the radio of the passing away of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, Chairman of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, Chairman of the Military Commission of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and Honorary Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People‘s Political Consultative Conference. On the death of Chairman Mao Tse-tung, the great leader of the Chinese people and the great teacher of the international proletariat and the oppressed nations and oppressed people, we, on behalf of the entire militants of the Communist Party of Burma, all the commanders and fighters of the People‘s Army and the entire people of our country, extend our most profound condolences to the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, and through you, to all the militants of the Communist Party of China, all the commanders and fighters of the Chinese People‘s Liberation Army and the entire Chinese people as well as the family of Chairman Mao Tse-tung.
Chairman Mao Tse-tung was the founder and wise leader of the great Communist Party of China, the Chinese People‘s Liberation Army and the People‘s Republic of China. In the complicated, tortuous, arduous and acute class struggle and struggle between the two lines, Chairman Mao Tse-tung fought for a long time against the class enemies at home and abroad, inside and outside the Party, and founded a great, glorious and correct Communist Party, a genuine people‘s army and a consolidated people‘s political power.
During the period of the new-democratic revolution, Chairman Mao Tse-tung, in accordance with the universal truth of marxism-leninism and by correctly combining it with the concrete practice of the Chinese people, creatively laid down the general line and general policy of the new-democratic revolution and pointed out that the political power could be seized only through armed struggle and that the seizure of political power by armed force in China could be achieved only by following the road of building rural base areas, using the countryside to encircle the cities and finally seizing the cities, and not by any other road. By implementing this correct marxist-leninist line, the Chinese people overthrew the reactionary rule representing imperialism, feudalism and bureaucratic capitalism, won the great victory of the new-democratic revolution changed the situation in the East and the world and pointed out to the people in colonial, semi-colonial and semi-feudal countries the revolutionary road for liberation.
In the period of the socialist revolution, Chairman Mao Tse-tung comprehensively summed up the historical experience and lessons of the international communist movement and the dictatorship of the proletariat, penetratingly analyzed the experience of the socialist revolution and socialist construction in China, pointed out that there are still classes, class contradictions and class struggle in socialist society after the socialist transformation for abolishing the private ownership of the means of production has in the main been completed, drew the conclusion that the bourgeoisie is right in the Communist Party, put forth the programme of taking class struggle as the key link and the theory of continuing the revolution under the dictatorship of the proletariat and laid down the Party‘s marxist-leninist basic line for the entire historical period of the socialist revolution.
Guided by Chairman Mao Tse-tung‘s proletarian revolutionary line, the Chinese people seized great victories in the socialist revolution and socialist construction, particularly in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, in criticizing Liu Shao-chi‘s counter-revolutionary line, in criticizing Lin Piao and Confucius and in criticizing Teng Hsiao-ping and repulsing the Right-deviationist attempt at reversing correct verdicts, and consolidated the dictatorship of the proletariat, thus consolidating the People‘s Republic of China — the reliable bulwark of the proletarian world revolution.
With his proletarian mettle, Chairman Mao Tse-tung initiated in the international communist movement the great struggle to criticize modern revisionism headed by the Soviet revisionist renegade clique and thus made tremendous contributions to combating and preventing revisionism, consolidating the dictatorship of the proletariat and preventing capitalist restoration. He persisted in the principles of proletarian internationalism and offered selfless and all-round aid to the revolutionary movement of various countries, making tremendous contributions to the world proletarian revolutionary cause and promoting the cause of the people of various countries against imperialism and hegemonism.
Chairman Mao Tse-tung was the greatest marxist of the contemporary era. He integrated the universal truth of marxism-leninism with the concrete practice of the revolution, summed up the historical experience of the international communist movement and the dictatorship of the proletariat, inherited marxism-leninism, defended its purity and developed it with Mao Tse-tung thought.
Chairman Mao Tse-tung dedicated all his energies throughout his life to the liberation of the Chinese people and to the emancipation of the oppressed nations and oppressed people the world over. The magnificent contributions he made to the people are immortal.
The passing away of Chairman Mao Tse-tung is an inestimable loss not only to the Party and Army of China and the Chinese people, but also to the international proletariat, to all the real marxist-leninists including our Party, to the revolutionary people of all countries and to the international communist movement. Chairman Mao Tse-tung attached very great importance to the militant unity and friendship between our two Parties, which are based on marxism-leninism-Mao Tse-tung thought and proletarian internationalism. Naturally, the news of the death of Chairman Mao Tse-tung brings great sorrow, which is beyond description, ot the hearts of all the militants of our Party. We will turn grief into strength with determination. To mourn forever Chairman Mao Tse-tung we will apply ourselves to the study of marxism-leninism-Mao Tse-tung thought and make efforts to integrate it more correctly with the practice of the Burmese revolution. We will unite all the revolutionary classes, strata and the people of all nationalities of Burma and work to the best of our ability to overthrow the reactionary rule representing imperialism, feudalism and bureaucratic capitalism and build a new Burma. We will further consolidate and strengthen the militant unity with the great Communist Party of China and all the genuine marxist-leninist parties and organizations, struggle to completely wipe out on the Earth imperialism, social-imperialism, revisionism and all reaction, and learn from and support each other in fighting shoulder to shoulder against the common enemies.
Eternal glory to Chairman Mao Tse-tung, the great leader of the Chinese people, the great teacher of the international proletariat and the oppressed nations and oppressed people, and the most respected and beloved great leader and teacher of our Party, our Army and our people.
LONG LIVE INVINCIBLE MARXISM-LENINISM-MAO TSE-TUNG THOUGHT!
LONG LIVE THE GREAT, GLORIOUS AND CORRECT COMMUNIST PARTY OF CHINA!
ETERNAL GLORY TO THE GREAT LEADER AND TEACHER CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG!
COMMUNIST PARTY OF BURMA