China’s Red Tourism Policy
In the year 2021, China is celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ‘Chinese Communist Party’ (CCP). On this occasion, China has implemented ‘Red Tourism’ policy to bring the historical and cultural importance of Communist Party to the people.
Through ‘Red Tourism’ people will be encouraged to visit places where the Communist Party has had cultural and historical importance.
What are those places in China?
- Places that China is shedding light on include Nanhu Lake in Zhejiang, East China and the birthplace of Mao Zedong.
- In the year 1921, the first National Congress of the Communist Party of China was held on a boat in ‘Nanhu Lake’,whereas, Shaoshan, the birthplace of Mao Zedong, witnessed a large crowd of people in recent days.
Importance of Red Tourism
- China is getting huge revenue from red tourism, the same revenue growth is fueling China’s economic boom amid the COVID-19pan
- The Red Tourism Policy reminds people of the sacrifice of Communist Party leaders to establish modern China.
What is ‘Red Tourism’?
- Red tourism is a tourism policy formulated by China. In this, tourists will visit sites that are Communist Party heritage. It was launched in 2004 with the aim of promoting places of historical and cultural importance to the history of the Communist Party.
- It attempts to spread awareness about the history starting from the origins of the Communist Party. It includes colorful events that encourage visitors to wear revolutionary attire when they visit former residences and exhibition halls of communist leaders, etc.
Source – Indian Express