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Golden Mao statue comes down after Chinese social media eruption

Another image of the Chairman Mao statue build in rural Zhushigang, China.

Whether proof of the growing power of social media in China or simply evidence of official embarrassment over an unusual shrine, authorities this week tore down a 120-foot-high golden statue of Mao Zedong built on farmland after images of it spread across the Internet. The sudden dismantling of the edifice in central Henan Province followed a social …

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