Thursday, 7 January 2016

In China: Gigantic Golden Status erected in memory of Mao, see photos.

A huge statue of Chairman Mao Zedong, reportedly 36.6 meters high, is under construction near Zhushigang village on January 4, 2016 in Tongxu County, China.  
The legacy of Mao Zedong, the founding father of the People's Republic of China, looms large over the country's politics and society.

And now for some villagers in rural Henan province, he's an even more tangible presence -- in the form of a giant gold statue.

Businessmen and some rural communities have chipped in nearly 3 million yuan ($459,000) to build the conspicuous tribute, according to Chinese state media.

It is reportedly constructed of steel and concrete, and painted gold. It was completed in December. More photos after the cut.......
 
Local media reports that the statue cost nearly three million yuan ($460,000) donated by several entrepreneurs and some villagers. 
 
<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/06/world/asia/china-mao-legacy-grant/">To many people in China, </a>Mao Zedong is the country's eternal father -- "No Mao, no China," is the mantra often repeated by his supporters.<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/06/world/asia/china-mao-legacy-grant/">Chairman Mao's</a> picture holds pride of place in many houses in villages across China. To these people he remains a symbol of strength, a man born a peasant -- albeit a somewhat comfortable one -- who rose to lead and unite a warring country.

<a href="http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/06/world/asia/china-mao-legacy-grant/">Despite this reverence, </a>Mao left a flawed legacy. For those who see strength in his face, others remember fear: revolution, paranoia, famine, brutality and tens of millions of deaths.

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