Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung

To The Kwangsi Regional
Party Committee On Newspapers

January 12, 1958

[SOURCE: Long Live Mao Zedong Thought, a Red Guard Publication, 1969.]

Comrades Liu Chien-hsun[1] and Wei Kuo-ch’ing,

Here attached for your reference are a few copies of local papers each one of which has its characteristics and is well edited. They are attractive to the reader and their contents are good.

Provincial newspapers are an exceedingly important problem which deserves careful study. A solution can be found in a few months if you work with the editors of the Kwangsi Daily (‘Kwanghsi Jih-pao’), to study the format, news items, editorials, features on theoretical problems, and literature and art [supplements], and think and analyze [these] over and over again, and if you compare it with other provincial newspapers. Careful writing of editorials is extremely important work. This must be studied by you, by the head of the propaganda department, the secretary-general, and the editor-in-chief of the newspaper. It is imperative that the first secretary must have full authority in revising major editorials. The papers will help to organize, encourage, stimulate, criticize, and promote the work of all the people in a province. Would you like to give some thought to this problem.



[1.] Liu was born in Shansi, 1908, a graduate of the Teachers’ Training College, Taiyuan, and a member of the Sacrifice League during the Anti-Japanese War. At the beginning of the Cultural Revolution in 1966, he was the first secretary of the CPC Honan branch and concurrently the first political commissioner of the military district of Honan.

Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung