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New Left Review I/69, September-October 1971

Chou En-Lai


Below is the complete text of Chou En-lai’s letter to Sirimavo Bandaranaike, dated April 26 1971 and officially published by the Ceylonese Government a month later. The text has not been readily accessible internationally, thus giving rise to uncertainty as to the letter’s existence or authenticity. For these reasons, nlr is printing it in full and as a document. The Chinese Government has not questioned the version released in Colombo. There can be no doubt as to its accuracy.

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En-Lai Chou, ‘Letter to Sirimavo Bandaranaike’, NLR I/69: £3

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