China's ruling Communist Party's 80 million members attend special schools to learn party ideology at facilities that serve as a training ground for the next generation of Chinese leaders.
And defying stereotypes, it appears that one of the freest places in China is at the heart of the Communist Party.
The schools offer a safe space for officials to throw out ideas, talk about sensitive issues, and try to come up with solutions to some of the country's problems.
Al Jazeera's Melissa Chan reports from Beijing.
Source: Al Jazeera