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7/15/2005--Nanjie Village, Henan Province, China..A villager does her morning excercises in front of a sign that reads: "The people of Nanjie Village are happy together and only through development can we reach the truth" in Nanjie village, a model communist village in the central province of Henan. It collectivised its agricultural production and industry in the mid 1980s - when the rest of the country was doing the opposite, introducing market reforms put forward by former leader Deng Xiaoping. ..It continues to be run on Maoist egalitarian lines and has become something of a tourist attraction because of its staunch adherence to the values of the past. .Photograph By Stuart Isett.All photographs ©2005 Stuart Isett.All rights reserved.