|a.||Spiritless and useless Party members totally devoid of revolutionary vitality who simply do not qualify should either be expelled or asked to withdraw from the Party.|
|b.||Persons who have remained probationary Party members for an extended period of time and who do not qualify [as members] should no longer enjoy the status of probationary Party members.|
|c.||In the course of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution movement, in some units, some Party members have been expelled by popular demand. Those who fall within the above categories should remain expelled, while those who do not should--after education and after having been forgiven by the revolutionary masses--have their Party membership reinstated.|
Most comrades argue that as far as the Party's organizational leadership is concerned, there should within each Revolutionary Committee be a Party nucleus that exercises leadership. At the grass roots level, there should be branches and small groups.
The nucleus must be set up by proceeding from higher to lower levels, through interlevel and inside-outside cooperation, and after ample deliberation and democratic consultation. [Its composition] must be reported to and ratified by higher levels.
Instructions on Cracking Down on Counter-Revolutionary Destructive Activities
Source: These instructions ("Guanyu daji fangeming pohuai huodong de zhishi") were issued on 31 January 1970 in the form of Central Document Zhongfa [ 1970] 3. Our translation is based on the text reproduced in an official compilation of documents from the Cultural Revolution published in 1981.
Since the Ninth National Party Congress and inspired by our great leader Chairman Mao's great appeal to "heighten vigilance; protect the