Millions of Chinese youth 'volunteers' to be sent to villages in echo of Maoist policy

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Communist Youth League students to ‘spread civilisation’ in countryside and ‘promote technology’

China is planning to send millions of youth “volunteers” back to villages, raising fears of a return to the methods of Chairman Mao’s brutal Cultural Revolution of 50 years ago.

The Communist Youth League (CYL) has promised to despatch more than 10 million students to “rural zones” by 2022 in order to “increase their skills, spread civilisation and promote science and technology”, according to a Communist party document.

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