CCP at 100: China's Communist Party young cadres pick rural grassroots work over cushy jobs

Mao Houfu chose to continue the work of his grandfather in Jinggangshan – passing down China’s communist history.
Mao Houfu chose to continue the work of his grandfather in Jinggangshan – passing down China’s communist history.PHOTO: COURTESY OF MAO HOUFU

BEIJING - After Mr Mao Haofu graduated with a master's degree in finance from the University of Hull in Britain, he had intended to look for a job in one of China's bustling cities, like many of his peers.

Instead, a trip back to his home town of Jinggangshan to visit his ailing 88-year-old grandfather in 2017 upended the plan.

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