This photo taken on November 7, 2016 shows students working in their class at the Yang Dezhi 'Red Army' elementary school in Wenshui, Xishui county in Guizhou province. 
In 2008, Yang Dezhi was designated a 'Red Army primary school' -- funded by China's 'red nobility' of revolution-era Communist commanders and their families  one of many such institutions that have been established across the country. Such schools are an extreme example of the 'patriotic education' which China's ruling Communist party promotes to boost its legitimacy -- but which critics condemn as little more than brainwashing. / AFP PHOTO / Fred DUFOUR        (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)