February 15, 2017 at 01:46PM

The Yang Dezhi “Red Army” elementary school in Wenshui, Xishui country in Guizhou province was designated a “Red Army primary school” — funded by China’s “red nobility” of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families, one of many such institutions that have been established across the country. Such schools are an extreme example of the “patriotic education” which China’s ruling Communist party promotes to boost its legitimacy — but which critics condemn as little more than brainwashing. — By AFP/Getty Images

Students reading in their classroom in the Yang Dezhi “Red Army” elementary school in Wenshui, Xishui country in Guizhou province. Yang Dezhi was designated a “Red Army primary school” — funded by China’s “red nobility” of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families, one of many such institutions that have been established across the country. (Fred Dufour/AFP/Getty Images)

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