Wang Xiangwei
Wang Xiangwei

SCMP Columnist

China Briefing by Wang Xiangwei

From Mao and Xi to the Snows, does their legacy in Yan’an continue to define China’s future?

  • As the Chinese Communist Party gears up for its centenary on July 1, the city of Yan’an – where two of the country’s leaders lived – has become a sacred site
  • It is also where Americans Edgar and Helen Foster Snow interviewed Mao and brought his story to the West, a prospect that would be much more difficult today