Chinese village builds 120-foot gold statue of a leader blamed for millions of deaths

Chinese village builds 120-foot gold statue of a leader blamed for millions of deaths

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A giant statue of China’s infamous Communist leader chairman Mao Zedong has risen above the countryside in a rural Chinese town

The towering, 120-foot-tall figure was built from steel beams and concrete and painted a glowing gold color. Local business leaders and residents erected the statue to honor Mao — a man who has been blamed for the deaths of millions by calling for widespread industrialization that triggered a devastating famine — four decades after his death

Giant golden statue of Mao Zedong to complete in central China

Mao, memorialized in this statue, was a controversial figure who was blamed for famine and millions of deaths.

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Chinese village builds 120-foot gold statue of a leader blamed for millions of deaths