China has launched a "red tourism" campaign whose destinations include sites significant to the communist revolution in a bid to renew faith in the leadership and to boost rural area economies, state media reported. "Red tourism", sites include Yanan, which served as Mao Zedong's civil war headquarters, and Xibaipo, where the party met in 1949 on the eve of their victory. The campaign may generate as much as RMB20bn (USD$2.4 bn) for cities whose citizens have yet to reap benefits from China's economic boom. Officials say the tourist dollars will help fund road construction and other infrastructure projects.
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