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Chinese visit ‘red’ sites ahead of 100th Communist Party anniversary 

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By Martin Quin Pollard XIBAIPO, China (Reuters) – In a square in front of a Communist Party memorial hall at Xibaipo in northern China, row upon row of party members stood, raised their fists and chanted the party oath in unison. “I will never betray the party,” they called out, facing statues of the People’s Republic of China founder Mao Zedong and other revolutionary leaders before moving on, to be quickly replaced by another group. Xibaipo was an important Communist Party base during China’s civil war, which ended in 1949 with the victorious communists sweeping to power. Earlier this month,…

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