The following is a letter from the Chief of Staff of the Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party to his son. In reality, it was his way to preserve history. In 2029, in very similar ways to the so-called Tiananmen papers in 2001, the letter was smuggled out of China and published in the West.
It was close . . . almost as close as in January 2021, when our operation to reclaim Taiwan was aborted because of last-minute angst and disagreements over who among the Standing Committee would benefit from the new cross-strait business arrangements. We should have done it then, when the alignment of political-military factors was so much more in our favor. But this time Operation Red Province was derailed by factors largely beyond our control and that risked severe agitation among—perhaps approaching Gaichao Huandai by—the People.1
1. Gaichao Huandai, or 改朝换代, means “change the dynasty and the ruler.”
2. “Red country” has been the code name of holding and passing the autocratic rule of China to the offspring of the CCP leaders.