(July l3, 1970)
This world is not very peaceful and tranquil at present. Your
ardent love for independence is one thing; frequent interference
from others is another. I mentioned last time that a handful of
countries in the world are fond of interfering in other countries
independence. You said Hitler was no more, Japanese imperialism has
been defeated, France has won independence and China is liberated.
However, the present world is still not peaceful. Of course, nobody
is invading France now or invading China, except its Taiwan.
Nevertheless, I should like to tell you that we are prepared for
war, not that we shall invade others, but if other countries invade
us, we shall wipe them out. This is not decades ago when anybody
could bully China at will.
I advise you to prepare civil air defense besides the Maginot Line
and the atomic bomb. Do you have any idea how the world will
change? We are not the chief of staff of the big powers. You have
been likewise bullied by other countries.
Under the present situation in Europe it seems difficult not
only for you but even for the U.K. to launch a war. The so-called
allies are hardly reliable. They may be congenial on some
questions, while not on others. It will be relatively easy for us
to come to agreement, but rather difficult when we negotiate with
the United States or the Soviet Union. France hasn't occupied any
place in China, nor has China occupied your Corsica.
Consultation is necessary when dealing with international
affairs. Domestic questions should be solved by the people of each
country themselves, while international issues, instead of being
decided by the two big powers, ought to be settled by joint
consultation of all countries.