A huge 37 meters tall gold paint statue of Mao Zedong was installed last month in Tongxu county of Henan province in China but it has been demolished as the structure lacked government approval. Last December was also former Communist Party of China’s former chairman Mao’s 122nd birthday. The statue cost more than 460,000 USD and was funded by farmers and entrepreneurs in the area.
The statue was established by Mao’s followers to commemorate his hardline ideologies with which he ruled China for almost three decades. Millions of death and extreme poverty during that time forced following leaders go on a path of economic reform and turn China into an economic super power. But there is a growing consensus in China that Mao’s ideologies should be brought back and followed diligently for the betterment of China.