58 CCP Central Propaganda DepartmentSource: This is the text of "Guanyu pingfan Liu Shaoqi tongzhi yuanan de
gongkai xuanchuan," originally published in Xuanchuan dongtai (Propaganda
Trends), the organ of the Central Propaganda Department, on 25 February
1980. Our translation is based on the reprint in Xuanchuan dongtai xuanbian
1980 (Selections from Propaganda Trends 1980) ( Beijing: Zhongguo shehui
kexue chubanshe, 1981), pp. 52-54.A formal resolution to redress the unjust case of Comrade Liu Shaoqi
will be made by the Fifth Plenum of the Eleventh Central Committee
and will be announced in its communique. This is an event of major
domestic and international political impact, and we must absolutely do
a good job of dealing with it in our open propaganda.
Concerning Open Propaganda About the
Redressing of the Unjust Case of
Comrade Liu Shaoqi
|1. Until the communique of the Fifth Plenum has been made public,
newspapers and magazines should refrain from attempting to be the
first to publish news, articles, photographs, or other materials about
comrade Shaoqi's rehabilitation.|
|2. Eventually, a series of articles, based on the Center's resolution
to rehabilitate and the relevant historical reinvestigation materials (not
to be openly published), will be put together and published in a uniform fashion. They will illustrate how comrade Shaoqi's alleged "arrest and defection" in Changsha, his alleged "treacherous activities" in Wuhan and Lushan, and his alleged "arrest and defection" in
Shenyang, etc., are all totally unfounded frame-ups. The three great
crimes imposed on him, of "renegade, hidden traitor, and scab," will be
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