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Labor Action, 7 February 1949

 

C.M.

A Letter from Shanghai

(17 January 1949)

 

From Labor Action, Vol. 13 No. 6, 7 February 1949, p. 4.
Transcribed & marked up by Einde O’Callaghan for ETOL.

 

January 17, 1949, Shanghai, China

Dear Editor:

I write with deepest gratitude for your regularly sending us The New International and the Labor Action being received for some time, but I regret to say that as the civil war of China today has widespread rapidly and the Chinese “Reds’” spearheads have thrust onto the point only 30 miles north to Nanking, capital of China, very soon Nanking and Shanghai will be under the reign of them by their simple military force, so that the situation of China in the next period will not be favorable to us.

According to the recent announcement of a pro-CP newspaper in Hongkong, it was stated that the CP will purge out the Chinese Trotskyists from all fronts, etc. Furthermore I was told by a Communist here that the Trotskyists would be seriously punished as soon as they took over Shanghai. Basing ourselves on our knowledge, it is clear that the CP will keep its word after its triumph.

We are now ready to take all possible means to prevent such bad consequences from befalling us if we are careless. At the same time we beg you to stop immediately sending us The New International and the Labor Action for safety sake.

Many thanks for your paying kind attention and with best regards.

 

Yours sincerely
(signed) C.M.

 
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