In a post titled Last Mao Standing (March 2012), I put up a couple of pictures of the Mao statue in Chengdu, and wrote this about Mao statues in China:
There was a time when statues of Mao were ubiquitous, found on every college and factory campus, every government building, and every public square. In most cities they have disappeared from view, and only on occasion can one be spotted tucked away. There are only a few cities where he is still visible in public spaces.
The Chinese website Sina recently published photos of a few of the remaining statues scattered around China. Here are some of the more interesting ones:
I can’t help wondering what Mao would think if he saw China today.
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