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Can democracy tell a better story than scripted communist drama?

Chinese Communist Party retains people's 'love' with compelling narratives

Performers mark the 100th anniversary of Chinese Communist Party at the National Stadium in Beijing.

BEIJING -- The red banners adorning buildings add to the celebratory mood in the capital, with large white characters spelling out the Chinese Communist Party slogan "Remain true to the original aspirations and keep the mission firmly in mind."

Not just in Beijing, but across China, people are wholeheartedly embracing the party. Tourists make pilgrimages to the sites of the party's important milestones in so-called red tourism. Waving red flags, they happily pose for photos in front of statues of revolutionary leaders and exhibition halls.

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