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Wednesday, 6 January 2016
Giant Mao Zedong
This huge gold-painted statue of Mao Zedong - some 37 metres high - has been erected in Henan province by a group of Chinese capitalists at a cost of 3 million yuan ($460,000). It took 9 months to construct and was completed in December 2015. The fact that Moa's economic policies caused an estimated 40 million Chinese people to starve to death seems to have slipped their minds (CLICK).