To the Presidium of the Executive Committee of the Communist International:
The recent news from China shows that placing our stakes on the Wuhan government as the "organizing center of the revolution" was a devastating mistake. Within the territory of the Wuhan government the counterrevolution organized with ease at the same time that the workers' movement was suppressed. The situation is extremely serious for both the Chinese revolution and the USSR because a defeat for the Chinese revolution increases the danger of war tenfold.
In view of this, we consider it especially necessary to immediately convene the Presidium of the ECCI along with members and alternates of the EC who are in Moscow to discuss the situation and correct the mistaken line that is being carried out by the Comintern in China and that was approved by the last plenum of the ECCI.
Published for the first time in any language. By permission of Harvard College Library. Translated for this volume by Carol Lisker.