|men to take part, but they must not under any circumstances bear arms.|
|2.||Regardless of the circumstances, the local Party and government authorities may mobilize the army only with the permission of the Central Military Commission.|
|3.||The army should not become involved when students clash with other students or with the masses. Definite cases of active counter- revolution such as manslaughter, arson, poisoning, destruction of property, and theft of state secrets should be handled according to law by local public security organs. In such cases, if the power of the public security organs is insufficient and if requests for help are made, the army may provide assistance.|
|4.||The army should not send soldiers to factories and schools to engage in propaganda and dissuasion.|
|5.||The army should not put up big-character posters criticizing the local schools, factories, or government organs. The army should warmly welcome the [critical] big-character posters directed at it appearing in local schools, factories, and government organs.|
|6.||Any person who attempts to avoid the struggle by escaping to
and hiding on military premises should be asked to go back to where
he came from and not be given a hiding place.|
All units must earnestly respect and implement the above regulations.
Regulations on Strengthening Public Security Work in the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution
CCP Center and State Council
Source: These regulations ("Guanyu zai wuchanjieji wenhua dageming zhong jiaqiang gongan gongzuo de ruogan guiding") were issued on 13 January 1967 as Central Document Zhongra [ 1967] 19. Our translation is based on a copy of the text as printed by the Beijing Politics and Law Institute "Politics and Law Commune" on 16 January 1967 in the form of a 15 × 21-inch public notice.
The Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution is a movement for promoting extensive democracy under the command of Mao Zedong Thought