Order to the Chinese People’s Volunteers

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

ORDER TO THE CHINESE PEOPLE‘S VOLUNTEERS

Chairman Mao Tse-tung
08.10.1950

Selected Works, Vol. 5
Foreign Languages Press
Peking 1977
Reproduced by
The Red Flag

ORDER TO THE CHINESE PEOPLE‘S VOLUNTEERS

Excerpts from an order issued by Chairman Mao Tse-tung to the Chinese People‘s Volunteers.

To directing colleagues of the Chinese People‘s Volunteers at all levels:

1.  In order to support the Korean people‘s war of liberation and to resist the attacks of U.S. imperialism and its running dogs, thereby safeguarding the interests of the people of Korea, China and all the other countries in the East, I herewith order the Chinese People‘s Volunteers to march speedily to Korea and join the Korean colleagues in fighting the aggressors and winning a glorious victory.

2.  While in Korea, the Chinese People‘s Volunteers must show fraternal feelings and respect for the people, the People‘s Army, the Democratic Government, the Workers‘ Party and the other democratic parties of Korea as well as for Comrade Kim Il-sung, the leader of the Korean people, and strictly observe military and political discipline. This is a most important political basis for ensuring the fulfilment of your military task.

3.  You must fully anticipate various possible and inevitable difficulties and be prepared to overcome them with great enthusiasm, courage, care and stamina. At present, the international and domestic situation as a whole is favourable to us, not to the aggressors. So long as you comrades are firm and brave and are good at uniting with the people there and at fighting the aggressors, final victory will be ours.

Peking, 08.10.1950

CHAIRMAN MAO TSE-TUNG
CHINESE PEOPLE‘S REVOLUTIONARY MILITARY COMMISSION