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TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE STORY CHINA-PARTY-IMAGE, OF A 82-YEAR OLD FORMER RED ARMY COOK WITH HIS MEDALS ......
TO ACCOMPANY FEATURE STORY CHINA-PARTY-IMAGE, OF A 82-YEAR OLD FORMER RED ARMY COOK WITH HIS MEDALS AND MAO ZEDONG BADGES.
Cao Chuntai, a 82-year old former cook for the Red Army, sits with medals and Mao Zedong badges in a former Chinese Communist Party meeting hall in Ya'nan city, Shaanxi province. China has wielded the airbrush and exercised selective amnesia to celebrate the Communist Party's 80th birthday, but in Yan'an, the cradle of Mao Zedong's revolution, the party's image remains intact. Picture taken June 20, 2001.