“Red tourism” a source of wealth

A People’s Daily report said in the central Chinese village of Shaoshan, where Mao was born, local villagers are earning money from tourism.

His former residence was opened to tourists in 1950 and it has become what the paper called “red tourism attractions”, places where many Chinese revolutionists were born, lived or fought.

Almost all of the village’s 450 households earn a decent income from tourists in running restaurants or inns, or in selling souvenir items depicting Chairman Mao.

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