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Hunan Sculpture Of Mao Zedong’s Head Costs 300 Million

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Reportedly a 300 million RMB head statue of Mao Zedong is being constructed in his home province of Hunan. This statue depict the early years of Mao as a young man in 1925. The total height of the statue is 32m, with a base height of 15m and the head height of 17m. Many netizens question the usefulness of building a huge statue when the money could be better spent elsewhere.

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Comments On NetEase:

69727z:

Good

alinge88:

300 million? Isn’t it a little too much~

wanjun1985_2:

If Chairman Mao is still alive, he probably wouldn’t approve.

s4742489:

Haha, I’ll take a look, not going to comment, because I’m afraid of being pursued across state lines.

阿诺:

Can somebody tell me, what is the practical use of spending so much tax payer’s money building this kind of thing.

wangjing5818:

Spending huge sums constructing a statue, is it meaningful? Such a massive formalist project, at best it is to paint a good face for the officials, as to gain some so called “political achievements”. Instead invest [money] it toward the building of the national economy in order to do something practical for the common people! If there are really no projects then just build roads, I don’t believe the roads in Hunan are all modernized!

wwwmmm198108:

Today we are still building for his kind of person? The sorrow of humanity!

4726592:

What is the point of making this…waste of money…

xiecheng-zp:

Support great man.

hornsby0220:

penis-shaped-mountain

nongzhenlin:

Support! Forever remember Chairman Mao’s thought.

qingchenghai:

Although we respect and love our founding father, but isn’t this a waste of money and people’s labor? Is it that some people once again pocketed the wealth for themselves! China always pursue things in vanity, I think even if our great leader knew about this matter, he will certainly be angry!

xuncai2008:

Classic case of the cult of personality..

魏西:

I’m afraid of saying anything.

wycf66:

Everybody work hard, maybe many years from now, your head sculpture will also be like this.

lij200710:

Even America have sculptures of great persons, why can’t China have them? Sore mentality!

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Comments on Mop:

快樂小妞:

So stupid, have so much excess money building a head sculpture, why not use it to aid the disaster areas.

拉风的不忧郁:

Imitating the Sphinx?

小田田铺烂泥:

Hairstyle look like Beethoven’s O(∩_∩)O haha~

路边晒太阳的猫:

Chairman Mao was after all a great man, what is the big deal about spending 300 million constructing a head sculpture, why his successors waste more than 3 billion every year. Where are their contribution? How much do they worth?

匿名人士833832:

Hunan people are the highest grade of SB.

月落之蓝:

Motherfucker, have so much money why not build some houses for poor people to live instead.

猪梓儿:

300 million!? How much of it will be corrupted away~

sxwa111:

Remembrance of Chairman Mao is good, but using money off the working people is not good.

梭克麦阔可:

I think it is worth it.

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Written by Joe

Joe is a documentary producer and journalist based in Shanghai

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