Selected Works of Mao Tse-tung,
Foreign Languages Press
First Edition 1977
June 6, 1952
With the overthrow of the landlord class and the bureaucrat-capitalist class, the contradiction between the working class and the national bourgeoisie has become the principal contradiction in China; therefore the national bourgeoisie should no longer be defined as an intermediate class.
* Written comment on a document drafted by the United Front Work Department of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party. Comrade Mao Tsetung criticized the head of this department for his error in regarding the national bourgeoisie as an intermediate class.