Statues of Mao Zedong are offered for sale in Shaoshan in China's Hunan province. Photo: Simon Song

In Mao Zedong’s hometown, statue industry loses shine but faith in the ‘Great Helmsman’ remains

Forty years after the late leader’s death on September 9, 1976, companies in Shaoshan, Hunan, are still churning out likenesses of the late leader. Although business has tapered off in recent years, locals say the chairman will always be in fashion

Topic |   Cultural Revolution

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Statues of Mao Zedong are offered for sale in Shaoshan in China's Hunan province. Photo: Simon Song
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