Visiting Nanjiecun, The Most Communist Place On Earth [Video]


 

In case you were wondering, the most communist place on Earth is likely to be Nanjiecun, China, where locals have eschewed (I’ve been waiting to use that word!) the modern capitalistic tendencies of modern China in lieu of a city based on Mao’s teachings.

As is seen in the video above, forget about seeing advertisements, private shops or much sign of the construction boom gripping the rest of the country. Instead, expect monuments to Mao, Marx and Lenin, and a whole lot of community spirit. Unabashed, vocal, and yes, creepy, community spirit.

[Thanks to the New York Times for uploading this video to The Expeditioner’s Travel Video Group/Vimeo]


Published on July 13, 2011