Red Tourism

Chongqing Halts Red Theme Park Plan

As Mickey Mouse and Hello Kitty prepare to fight for visitors outside Shanghai, plans for a Communist Party theme park in Chongqing have fallen apart. From China Daily: The park, which was planned to occupy more than 128...

China Launches Red Culture Drive

As TV schedules are swept clean of spy and crime dramas to make way for shows celebrating the history of the Chinese Communist Party and People’s Liberation Army, the Telegraph’s Malcolm Moore examines China’s...

China’s Communists Celebrate With ‘Red Tourism’

AFP reports on ‘red tourism,’ the tourism of hot spots in China’s revolutionary past: Since President Hu Jintao took the helm in 2002, the leadership in Beijing has emphasised the Communist Party’s...

Chairman Mao is hyped as a hero for the tourist masses – David Eimer

From the Independent: The Chairman’s image is dangling from the mirror of the taxi that takes me to Mao’s childhood home in Shaoshan in southern China. “He’s my good luck charm,” grins the driver. However surprising this may seem, it certainly appears to be working. Since China’s State Council designated this year as the year […]

Steven Ribet: China taking tourists on Red route to Communism

From The Scotsman: CHINA is seeking to revive the spirit of the Communist revolution with a “Red Tourism” drive celebrating the hardship endured by Mao Zedong’s followers on the legendary Long March in a network of theme parks. “Wear the clothes of the Red Army! Sing the songs of the Red Army! Eat the food […]



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