This is weird and funny at the same time. Government officials are being sent to the Chinese Exexcutive Leadership Academy to learn about how to be good communist Chinese servant. The joy must be endless.

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms wave as they leave on a bus during their 5-day training course at the communist party school called China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan. China Executive Leadership Academy was established in 2005 by the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, after the 16th Communist Party Congress in 2002. By the end of August 2012, the academy has held 789 training classes for almost 40,000 people. During the course, trainees listen and sing revolutionary songs, visit old revolutionary sites and review historical communist materials. China has yet to announce the starting date for the 18th Communist Party Congress, China's biggest political meeting in a decade, which will see the transfer of power from President Hu Jintao and Premier Wen Jiabao to a new generation. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk after their visit to a memorial site at the communist party school called China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live during their 5-day training course at China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live during their 5-day training course at China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

A mid-level government official dressed in red army uniform poses for a picture as she visits an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live during a 5-day training course at China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk into an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live at China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk inside an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live at Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms listen to a lesson as they visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live at Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk as they visit an old hospital at Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms listen to a lesson as they visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao used to live at Jinggangshan. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms stand next to a portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms stand in a rice field in Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms listen to a lesson in Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms listen to a lesson in Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms listen to a lesson in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk into an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials listen a lesson at an old battle site during a five-day training course at the communist party school called China Executive Leadership Academy of Jinggangshan, in Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms carry bags bearing an image of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

A mid-level government official dressed in a red army uniform visits an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live, in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

A mid-level government official dressed in a red army uniform holds a flag as he visits an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong use to lived in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government official dressed in red army uniforms wear sports shoes as they visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms walk next to a rice field as they visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials stand inside an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live, in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

A mid-level government official dressed in a red army uniform walks next to portraits of Russian communist revolutionary Vladimir Lenin and German philosopher Karl Marx in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

A mid-level government official dressed in a red army uniform visits an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS

The Chinese Learning How To Be Chinese

Mid-level government officials dressed in red army uniforms visit an old house where former Chinese leader Mao Zedong used to live, in Jinggangshan, Jiangxi province. CARLOS BARRIA/REUTERS