Big ideas for Chairman Mao

A huge gold-painted statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is being erected in Tongxu county in China's central Henan province. Construction of the 36.6m-high statue has been going on for nine months and is funded by local entrepreneurs.
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A huge gold-painted statue of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong is being erected in Tongxu county in China's central Henan province.

Construction of the 36.6m-high statue has been going on for nine months and is funded by local entrepreneurs.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2016, with the headline 'Big ideas for Chairman Mao'. Print Edition | Subscribe