Instructions concerning Propaganda Content After the Establishment of the CCP-GMD Two-Party National United Front to Resist Japan
(25 September 1937, from Luo Fu and Mao Zedong to Zhou Enlai, Li Boqu, etc.)
Comrades Zhou, Lin and Bogu, Jianying, Hannian, Yunmian, Juezai (let Lin tell him), as well as Comrades Zhu, Peng, Ren, Lin, Nie, He, Guan, Liu and Zhang:
A: Please base your conversations around the following points:
I, We announce that our talks to declare a United War (Front) with Mr Chiang are successful. The necessary basis for both parties to united and save the country has been laid.
II, This announcement will not only become a policy of unity between both parties, it will also become a basic policy for the great unity of the citizens in the entire country. The rejuvenation of the Chinese nation and the overthrow of Japanese imperialism will provide a basis for unity between both parties and unity nationwide in the future.
III, In the discussions, Chiang put forward the profound significance of uniting and saving the country, he has determined the lawful position of the Communist Party nationwide, and made a commitment to “start completely anew with the citizens of the entire country”. But he still displayed a sharp spirit of egotism, he lacks self-criticism, which is to be regretted. The question for the future will be the thorough realization of the Three Principles of the People and the Ten Points Plan put forward by the Communist Party that is conform with the Three Principles of the People.
IV, The declaration was drafted on 4 March, submitted on 15 May and published on 22 September.
Luo Fu, Zedong