Local people say village has undergone remarkable growth in the past decade
In early and mid-February when China celebrated its annual Spring Festival, the village of Caijiaya in Xingxian county in the west of Shanxi province welcomed hundreds of daily visitors.
In many ways, Caijiaya seems to be an ordinary village near the Weifen River, a branch of the Yellow River, in the heart of the Lyuliang Mountains.
However, more than 80 years ago, it was part of the Jinsui Revolutionary Base, home to the headquarters of the 120th division of the Eighth Route Army led by famed Chinese general He Long (1896-1969). The army was stationed there to protect Yan’an in Shaanxi province, the cradle of the…