A huge statue of the late communist leader Mao Zedong is under construction in Tongxu county in Kaifeng, central China's Henan province. The statue measured approximately 35 meters. The construction cost the Chinese businessmen 3 mln yuan (about $500,000). The monument is made of concrete and steel and covered with golden paint. In 1960s more than 2 mln people died in Henan province due to the hunger, which followed Mao Zedong's Great Leap policy.

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