1971年11月8日BBC的国际广播摘要（SWB, Summary of World Broadcasts）提到了11月5日宁夏电台播发的《加强无产阶级专政，反对资本主义复辟——学习列宁<国家与革命>》，这篇文章更明显地指向军队并暗示一名极高阶的干部犯错误了。英国外交部认为如此重要的文章却由这么不起眼的电台发表，那就不可能是首发而是在重播，人民日报或解放军报大概已经发表了这篇文章。文章引用了苏联和中国多位假马克思主义者的言论：比如巴枯宁曾给马克思写信说“我是你的学生而且以此自豪，”但后来却污蔑马克思；赫鲁晓夫在斯大林生前曾赞颂斯是“列宁的亲密朋友和战友”；刘少奇也曾说他是毛泽东的学生。英国外交部说中国人很难不会从这些“学生”和“亲密战友”的提法联想到林彪的现状。
Mr Davies (FED)
CHINA: INTERNAL SITUATION
1. Peking Telno 1130 of 4 November drew attention to a People's Daily article of 2 November which suggested there has been a danger of “political tricksters" attempting, inter alia, to usurp the Party and the Army, and which called for the thorough smashing of the "plots and tricks” of false Marxist-Leninists and the building of "our army into an even stronger people's army". We agree with Peking that this is a significant article. It may be one of a series designed to prepare the PLA, the Party and the people generally for revelations about a current power struggle. On 5 November, Ninghsia regional service broadcast an article entitled "Strengthen the dictatorship of the proletariat and prevent the restoration of capitalism - on studying
Lenin's article 'The State and Revolution'" which seems to point even more clearly to the involvement of the Army and some one very high in the Party in a serious dispute (SWB FE/3833 of 8 November). It is curious that an article of this apparent importance should be broadcast by a minor provincial agency. The explanation may be that it is a repeat of one published centrally, if not in People's Daily then perhaps in Liberation Army Daily. The pseudonym "Hung Ping" is commonly used with centrally produced articles.
2. The article is about continuing revolution and guarding against the undermining of the proletarian dictatorship. Examples are cited of "sham Marxists" from the history of the Communist movement in Russia and China. The persons selected as examples are not surprising, but the points made to underline their falseness suggest, very strongly contemporary relevance.
Bakunin, for example, a "conspirator of the First International" is said to have written to Marx saying "I am your student, and I am proud of this” but later to have slandered Marx. Again, Khrushchev is said to have pretentiously praised Stalin as the "close friend and comrade-in-arms of the great Lenin, the greatest genius, teacher, and leader of mankind, a great, invincible supreme commander and his own father when Stalin was alive “. Although Liu Shao-ch'i is also cited as a usurper who had called himself a student of Mao, the Chinese people can hardly fail to see some connection between these references to the "student" and "comrade-in-arms" and the position of Lin Piao.
3. The reference to the use of the army to usurp power comes later in the article. First, the reader is reminded that Mao has taught that the army is the chief component of State power, and that whoever wants to seize and retain power must have a strong army. The article then points out "The fact of Khrushchev's restoration of capitalism in the Soviet Union has shown us that in order to change proletarian dictatorship into bourgeois dictatorship, the faction in power within the Party who takes the capitalist road will not only make use of public opinion, but will always try to seize power over the army".
From Chinese Party history, Chang Kuo-t'ao is cited as having tried to split the Red Army and establish "a separate Party Committee". The article concludes by emphasising the need to strengthen the building of the army and to put the army "under the absolute leadership of the Party and Chairman Mao ……”
4. The message in this passage would seem to be that the current false Marxist (seemingly Lin Piao) with military associates in the Party leadership (in the Politburo), opposed other colleagues and has attempted to secure ascendancy over them (forming a "separate Committee").
Far Eastern Section
10 November 1971
PUSD (Mr Duff)
M0D/DI2 (Lt Col Goss)
PUSD for Mr. R. Stimson, Assessments Staff