221. A New China According to Heaven’s Will and People’s Desires
1 People’s eyes are clear, [they can see what is going on]. With one thought, with a wise choice, you can surely do the best you can without holding back, no matter what you do. As the trends of the world change, your decisions will become congruent with heaven and with people’s ideas and you will be supported from all directions. We will be witnessing “One Country, One Ideology,” and both sides of the Taiwan Strait will proceed naturally toward peaceful unification.
2 Under reasonable conditions that meet the needs of Chinese social characteristics, we should write a new constitution, give the country a new name, reestablish and build a democratic country that is ruled by law, where the citizens are evenly affluent and live in peace and prosperity; a modern new China where people’s desires and God’s wish are fulfilled. This new China will be accepted and praised by all the Chinese people and by the world, and your name will be remembered in history.
3 This action of creating a new China will be welcome by both men and heaven. It could also usher us into the “Chinese People’s Twenty-First Century.” Time does not wait for anyone. Do not let the opportunity slip by. The wellbeing of all people depends on your single thought. This major undertaking, which is going to impact thousands of years to come, truly depends on your decision.
A Letter to Mr. Deng Xiaoping, June 5, 1992