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Telegram to the Insurrectionists on the "Hailiao"

[Source: People's Daily, October 25, 1949.]

Telegram congratulating the Insurrectionists on the 3,000 ton merchant steamer "Hailiao" that has sailed from Hongkong.

Captain Fang Linliu and all comrades onboard the ship "Hailiao"

Congratulations on your insurrection on the seas and on your success in bringing the "Hailiao" to our port in the Northeast. For the sake of the people's state you have united together, overcome difficulties, and left the side of the reactionaries to stand on the side of the people. The action is applauded by the people of the entire country and should be emulated by all captains and crews who are still under the control of the Kuomintang reactionaries and bureaucratic capitalism. 

(Signed and dated)

Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung