- 10 million Communist Youth League students will be sent to ‘rural zones’ by 2022
- They will help villagers ‘increase skills, spread civilisation and promote science’
- Plan raises fears of a return to methods of Chairman Mao’s Cultural Revolution
China is planning to send millions of youth ‘volunteers’ back to the villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution of 50 years ago.
The Communist Youth League (CYL) has promised to despatch more than 10 million students to ‘rural zones’ by 2022 in order to ‘increase their skills, spread civilisation and promote science and technology,’ according to a Communist Party document. Continue reading