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Cadres committed to the Communist Party and dressed as Red Army soldiers sit on steps to the the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Martyrs' Mausoleum in Jinggang Mountain, China, on Sept. 21. 

Cadres committed to the Communist Party and dressed as Red Army soldiers sit on steps to the the Jinggangshan Revolutionary Martyrs' Mausoleum in Jinggang Mountain, China, on Sept. 21. 

Photographer: Qilai Shen/Bloomberg
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China Stirs Up Patriotism by Sending Tourists to Mao's Old Haunts

The Communist Party is promoting patriotic nostalgia to support the economy during a slowdown and cement backing for Xi Jinping.

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Dressed in a red guard uniform, Gao Hongli and a group of fellow kindergarten principals are laughing and whooping like they’re on a Marxist hen night.