Letter From Jinggangshan

China flushed with 'red fever' as CCP prepares to mark 100 years

Party keen to boost people's faith with drive to study its history, amid modern-day challenges

As the Chinese Communist Party prepares to mark its 100th anniversary this year, a nationwide drive has been launched to study party history. “Red tour” groups and party cadres are being sent to places like Jinggangshan and Zunyi.

Tucked away in China's Jinggang mountains is a museum sacred to the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).

There, party cadres and tourists alike shuffle through darkened halls that tell how Red Army soldiers sacrificed their lives when they fought against the Kuomintang (KMT) from 1927 to 1929.

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