Instructions concerning the “Report concerning the Work Style Rectification in the Nationwide Cultural Circles and All Associations” and Also the Report on Promoting Newly Emerging Forces.
Central Committee Issues Mao Zedong’s Instructions concerning the “Report concerning the Work Style Rectification in the Nationwide Cultural Circles and All Associations” and Also the Report on Promoting Newly Emerging Forces.
11 July 1964
All Central bureau, provincial, municipal and autonomous region Party Committees, all Central ministries and commissions, all Party Groups and Party Committees in State organs and people’s organizations, the General Political Department:
Hereby, two recent important instructions from Chairman Mao are issued, please read them in provincial and army-level Party Committees and with the responsible comrades of relevant departments.
11 July 1964
I, Instruction of the Central Propaganda Department Report concerning the Work Style Rectification in the Nationwide Cultural Circles and All Associations:
“The absolute majority of these associations and the periodicals they grasp (it is said that there is a small minority of a few good ones), over the past fifteen years, have basically (not everyone) not implemented Party policies, have acted as bureaucrats and overlords, did not approach workers, peasants and soldiers, did not go and reflect the Socialist revolution and construction. In the past few years, they have actually tumbled to the brink of revisionism. If they do not transform earnestly, there will be a day in the future where they will become groups like the Petösi Club in Hungary”.
27 June 1964
II, Instruction on a report promoting newly-emerging forces:
After the Chairman read the People’s Daily article of 4 June concerning the report concerning promoting newly emerging forces in a river-crossing Party branch in Huairou County, Beijing, he made the following instruction:
“Comrade Wu Lengxi: the method to promote newly-emerging forces in a river-crossing branch in Huairou, may exist in all provinces, and must be widely covered and reprinted, ensuring within a few years that there are reports in every county, every collective, every factory, school or organ, but they must be truthful and representative. A bit of complacent and conservative opposite materials must also be printed. This issue, should be discussed somewhat by newspaper publishers and news agencies. Also, link up with all provinces, municipalities and regions, and have them do the same.
4 July 1964