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Derelict Cultural Revolution Era Mao Zedong Statue Relocated

A cement statue of Mao Zedong errected in 1968 during the Cultural Revolution being relocated in Chongqing.
A Mao Zedong statue left among ruins/rubble.
A Mao Zedong statue left among ruins/rubble.

From NetEase:

Chongqing Relocates Derelict Mao Zedong Statue

2014 February 25, Chongqing city Shapingba district Huayanputian Logistics Company, a Mao Zedong statue was hoisted by three 80 ton cranes onto a flatbed trailer truck to be sent to the Chongqing Municipal Industry Museum. This statue of Mao Zedong was erected in 1968 during China’s Cultural Revolution period, the entire body molded in concrete. This is also Chongqing’s first time moving a Mao Zedong statue from its original location to another.

Workers preparing to relocate the Mao Zedong statue.
Workers preparing to relocate the Mao Zedong statue.
The Mao Zedong statue wrapped in red cloth.
The Mao Zedong statue wrapped in red cloth.

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The Mao Zedong statue being hoisted up.
The Mao Zedong statue being hoisted up.
The Mao Zedong statue's pedestal being demolished.
The Mao Zedong statue’s pedestal being demolished.
The Mao Zedong statue placed sideways on the ground after being hoisted up.
The Mao Zedong statue placed sideways on the ground after being hoisted up.
The Mao Zedong statue hoisted onto a flatbed trailer truck to be sent to the Chongqing City Industry Museum.
The Mao Zedong statue hoisted onto a flatbed trailer truck to be sent to the Chongqing City Industry Museum.

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Comments from NetEase:

网易浙江省宁波市网友 ip:124.89.*.*:

Hahaha!! The two little girls high-fiving each other in front of the derelict statue! NetEase’s mockery is very deep/subtle!

ExtraIRONMAN [网易四川省眉山市手机网友]: (responding to above)

There’s also a photo with adult toys, the editor/photographer sure is bad.

网易江苏省徐州市手机网友(180.124.*.*):

That photo with the adult toys… [3rd image]

网易福建省福州市手机网友 ip:183.251.*.*: (responding to above)

I wanted to mention that too… heh heh

zhuboji [网易重庆市网友]:

Tied up? No way?

帅气飞扬 [网易江苏省盐城市网友]:

Chairman Mao, a great man for the ages!!

网易山东省德州市网友 ip:119.189.*.*:

The working people fervently love you, the working class cherishes your memory, the peasants support you.

贾华 [网易湖北省襄阳市网友]:

Mao Zedong Thought [Maoism] will shine forever!

勒马戈壁 [网易北京市网友]:

NetEase has courage, the day is almost upon us.

网易河南省洛阳市网友 ip:222.141.*.*:

Testing to see if we can comment.

网易安徽省黄山市手机网友 ip:220.179.*.*:

A great leader.

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