nomic order, and deepening the reform and in stopping the turmoil and safeguarding order in society; extended greetings and salute to the commanders and fighters of the People's Liberation Army who are strictly observing discipline and actively fulfilling their duty to enforce martial law; and extended greetings and salute to the vast numbers of public security cadres and police and commanders and fighters of the armed police force.
Those attending the meeting included the vice-chairmen of the Central Advisory Commission, Bo Yibo and Song Renqiong; and Central Advisory Commission Standing Committee members Wang Ping, Wang Shoudao, Wu Xiuquan, Liu Lantao, Jiang Hua, Yang Dezhi, Xiao Ke, Yu Qiuli, Song Shilun, Zhang Jingfu, Lu Dingyi, Chen Pixian, Chen Xilian, Hu Qiaomu, Duan Junyi, Geng Biao, Ji Pengfei, Huang Zhen, and Kang Shien. Comrade Huang Huoqing also attended today's meeting. Five of the members of the Standing Committee requested leave because of illness or matters at hand. Comrade Cheng Zihua made a telephone call to the meeting to express his firm support for the correct policy decision and other measures adopted by the party Central Committee and the State Council for the purpose of stopping the turmoil.
"Full Text" of Speech to Li Peng and Yao Yilin [May 31, 1989]
Source: Tung fang jih pao (Eastern daily) ( Hong Kong) ( July 14, 1989): 5; FBIS, July 17, pp. 15-17.
It is necessary to stress to the end that the policy of reform and opening will remain unchanged and that it will remain unchanged for several decades. People at home and abroad are very concerned about this issue. It is necessary to implement the line, principles, and policies laid down since the third plenary session of the Eleventh CPC Central Committee. Even the wording should remain unchanged. Having been approved by the party congress, not a character in the political report of the Thirteenth Party Congress should be changed. I have solicited the views of Comrades [Li] Xiannian and Chen Yun on this issue and they have agreed.
Following this turmoil, we indeed have some matters to explain to the people.