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Text of Mao Statement in Chicom International Affairs

Less than three weeks before the March, Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mao Tse-tung gave this speech over radio broadcast to the nations of Asia and Europe. It was hailed by communist parties and sympathizers throughout the world as the first unconditional committal of support for the marchers by a major world leader. The statement was communicated via broadcast and newsprint to nearly all the key battleground regions of the Cold War—Central Europe, Southeast Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America. Together, the speech and a 10,000 person demonstration in Beijing to support of the March questioned the assumption of American moral supremacy in human rights.

Text of Mao Statement in "Chicom International Affairs," August 8, 1963; Committee on Un-American Activities, Committee Papers; Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, Record Group 233; National Archives Building, Washington, DC; NAID 7479802.

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