International students try to discover China, understand CPC in the ‘red cradle’ of Chinese revolution

Foreign students have a group photo taken in front of the Baota Mountain. Photo: Chen Xia/GT

Yan’an, the cradle of Chinese revolution in Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, has become one of the most popular “red tourism” destinations in China for people who are interested in the history of the Communist Party of China (CPC). Yan’an is famous for being the place where the CPC established its main base after the Long March, when Red Army soldiers left their bases and marched forward to break the siege of the Kuomintang forces from 1934 to 1936.

On July 1, CPC just celebrated the centennial of its founding on July 1, 1921.

A total of 39 students from 16 countries including Australia, Brazil, India, Russia, Singapore, the US, the UK, Japan, South Korea, and China made a two-day trip to Yan’an from Friday to Saturday. 

All the participating students currently live and study in Shanghai. Most of them study at international schools.

During their short stay in Yan’an, the students visited…

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