Reason why China's giant Mao Zedong statue 'demolished' announced

37-metre-high statue in Henan province was removed

Baku. 9 January. REPORT.AZ/ Chinese media reports say 37-metre-high statue in Henan province was removed due to lack of government approval.

Report informs referring to Chinese media giant gold-painted statue of Communist China's founding father Mao Zedong has reportedly been demolished because it lacked government approval, just days after images of it were widely shared on social media.

Images of the statue of a seated Mao towering about 37 metres over empty fields in the central province of Henan made worldwide headlines this week.

But the $460,000 structure has been destroyed, the People's Net news portal cited local officials as saying on Friday, adding that the reason was "unclear".

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