NANHU LAKE • He was anxious about China's trade war with the United States. He was worried about the rise of pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong. So Mr Liu Yuanrong, a lifelong member of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), followed the advice of a friend: Go to the lake.
That would be Nanhu Lake, a cradle of Chinese communism in eastern China that has become a spiritual retreat for the party's more than 90 million members.
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