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Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Red Tourism!

You've heard of green tourism (ecotourism), here's red tourism, brought to you by a province developing "patriotic education" to keep China's past,"the CPC's glorious history," hitched onto the the train bound for economic glory. You could hardly think of a better example of a market economy with Chinese characteristics. From Xinhuanet (official Chinese government news service), via Great Wall Online . Quoted here as published, Chinglish and all.
2005-3-7 9:20:02
China plans to designate landmark places in the development of the Communist Party of China in order to promote patriotic education and boost the economy of revolutionary regions.

A project was launched by the general offices of the CPC Central Committee and the State Council last December to promote "red tourism" from 2004 to 2010 in China.

The government plans of the sites raising 100 billion yuan (12.1 billion US dollars) by 2010 for these regions, which are mainly located in mountainous areas and are comparatively poor. The increased tourism would bring job opportunities for 2 million people and indirectly affect 10 million people...

..."The hand-picked ten sites, which are mainly located in mountainous and poor areas, would not only make visitors know more about the CPC's glorious history, but boost local economy," said Wang Xinyong, Director of Hebei Tourism Administration...

...In 2005, Hebei plans to carry out a series of activities to publicize its "red tourism" sites among domestic and even overseas visitors.

... An exhibition on Hebei's "red tourism" is scheduled for April 22 to 24 in Beijing

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