Slideshow: Maostalgia

Foreign Policy has posted a photo essay of Nanjie, a town which collectivized in 1990 and remains a throwback to the Maoist era: There is little available for purchase in the town beyond food and trinkets; the government...

Richest Village in China a Capitalist Commune

During the years of the Cultural Revolution, then Party Secretary Wu Renbao led Jiangsu Province’s Huaxi village towards urbanization. Today, Huaxi is China’s richest village. Tini Tran covers the story of Huaxi for...

China’s Last Maoists Submit To Capitalism

From Telegraph: China’s last Maoist collective, where villagers held out against capitalism, is to privatise after its prosperity was found to have rested on a mountain of hidden debt. While the rest of the country...

Thoughts on Bankruptcy of the Last ‘Animal Farm’

Global Voices Online translates a post from blogger Xiong Peiyun about the fate of Nanjie Village, once touted as a model communist village: The Nanjie myth is now broken. A reporter survey found that as early as three years...



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