This year, Chinese Communist Party celebrate it’s 100th anniversary, on this occasion China is promoting ‘red tourism’, which means it is encouraging people to visit places that have historical and cultural importance for communist party.

Places under Red Tourism

Zhejiang’s Nanhu Lake in, East China and Mao Zedong’s birthplace are among the places that China is highlighting. At Nanhu Lake, First National Congress of Chinese Communist Party was held in hte year 1921 on a boat. While, Mao Zedong’s birthplace Shaoshan witnessed huge footfall in recent times.

Significance

The Red Tourism is generating huge revenues, which in turn boosting China’s economic boom amid coronavirus. It reminds people regarding sacrifices of leaders of communist party to establish Modern China.

Red Tourism

  • It has been coined by the People’s Republic of China which refers to “visiting sites which have modern revolutionary legacy”.
  • Red Tourism was Launched in 2004 with the objective of promoting locations with historical and cultural significance for history of Communist Party.
  • Red Tourism seeks to spread awareness regarding history of communist party starting with its origins.
  • It includes colourful events which promotes visitors to put on revolutionary attire when they visit former residences of Communist leaders and exhibition halls etc.

Red Tourism by China