Meiwan village, cradle of revolution in Yunhe

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Jun 17, 2021 L M S


Meiwan village is surrounded by mountains. [Photo/lsnews.com.cn]

Meiwan village is located in the southeast of Yunhe county, Lishui, East China's Zhejiang province, 11 kilometers away from the county seat.

From 1935 to 1937, the Advance Division of the Chinese Workers' and Peasants' Red Army, led by commanders Liu Ying and Su Yu, was stationed in Meiwan village three times and promoted revolution among poor peasants, laying the foundation for the establishment of the Party organization in Meiwan.

In August 1938, the Meiwan branch – the first Party organization in rural Yunhe – was formally established.

Over the years, the red spirit continued to guide the development of the village, and the villagers have integrated red resources with local agriculture to develop a path to prosperity.

Relying on its existing agricultural foundation and traditional bee breeding technology, the village has managed to build both a bee breeding base and a pear base. Combining these with red culture has made tourism a new driver of the local economy.