DistractionsPay no attention to those beggars on the sidewalk or to those poor peasants in the countryside. Maybe if you offer shiny gold and jewels, people won't remember his ideas.
Mao’s Birth Commemorated in Gold and Gem-Encrusted Statue
[A]pparently China’s foremost revolutionary can be a spectacle of bling. The statue of a seated Mao went on display on Friday in Shenzhen, a commercial city in southern China better known for its raucous nightlife than its spartan revolutionary spirit.
China National Radio said on its website that the figure of Mao — appearing unnervingly slim — was covered in gold, jade and other gemstones, and was the work of more than 20 master craftsmen over eight months…
The statue went on display at an art and handicrafts show in Shenzhen, but will find a permanent home in Mao’s birthplace, Shaoshan, in Hunan Province.
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