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Red tourism flourishes in Jiangxi
( China Daily )
East China's Jiangxi province is a renowned revolution-era base and cradle of red tourism.
Since the early years of the 21st century, Jiangxi has taken advantage of its resources to develop its red tourism. The province is home to the cradle of the Communist revolution and the birthplace of the Chinese People's Liberation Army, and it has made social and economic gains by introducing measures to explore the "red spirit."
Tourism authorities in Jiangxi province said there are two highlights in this year's red tourism development in the province.
The National Tourism Administration put 10 of Jiangxi's scenic spots on its list of classic red tourism spots this year. The province has said it will continue improving the environment and service facilities at those spots and turn more of them into suitable tourist destinations.
To support its red tourism drive and to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Party of China, Jiangxi will host the 2011 China Red Tourism Expo in July.
One part of the expo is an hour-and-a-half-long red song concert on July 1, with more than 3,000 singers, chorus members, and actors, at Qiushui square in the city of Nanchang.
It will also bring in performers from other red tourism sites, such as the city of Chongqing, and Hunan, Guizhou and Shaanxi provinces.
Expo organizers have been calling on the public to search their memories and contribute more red songs. People can upload their audio and video files to an official expo website to share their memories.