China is continuing to develop its ‘red tourism’ industry, by erecting a 600-foot statue of the dictator who killed millions.
600-feet Mao Zedong Statue
Mao beats liberty again, almost three decades after he died.
There is plan to put up a 600-feet (183-metre) Mao statue in Juzizhou in Changsha, the capital of the central province of Hunan - the humble Statue of Liberty is 150 feet tall. The extraordinary erection is an attempt to “fully utilise the resources of red tourism”. (Sources: Changsha Evening News / Hong Kong Ming Pao)
Cambodia has its own version of ‘red tourism,’ on a recent trip there we visited the Tuol Sleng memorial/museum, the killing fields, and the land mine museum. They were all honest, reflective, disturbing and didn’t try to cover up the nation’s ugly history.
China could learn something from its poorer neighbor.
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