A visitor carries a Chinese flag at the Xibaipo Memorial Hall during a government-organised tour earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
A visitor carries a Chinese flag at the Xibaipo Memorial Hall during a government-organised tour earlier this month. Photo: Reuters

China’s ‘red tourist’ hotspots popular ahead of Communist Party centenary

  • Places like Xibaipo and Yanan are seeing a large number of visitors, reflecting push to get people involved in anniversary, researchers and officials say
  • Drive to step up patriotic sentiment aims to ‘increase cohesion’ as the country faces challenges, according to academic

A visitor carries a Chinese flag at the Xibaipo Memorial Hall during a government-organised tour earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
A visitor carries a Chinese flag at the Xibaipo Memorial Hall during a government-organised tour earlier this month. Photo: Reuters
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