15 Mar '11, 3am

Mao statue openly smashed. I would consider this a small win for #capitalism and #liberty. #tcot via @cmswire

Mao statue openly smashed. I would consider this a small win for #capitalism and #liberty. #tcot via @cmswire

The disembodied head from a Mao statue that was openly smashed by a real estate company in Longlou, Hainan. The firm has come under fire from some Chinese still fiercely committed to his ultra-leftist ideology. -- PHOTO: CHINA NEWS SERVICE HONG KONG - MAOISM is obsolete in China, but the open smashing of a statue of Mao Zedong by a developer in Hainan is seen by his still large following as a plan to subvert the socialist state he founded. A real estate company wrecked the statue of the 'Great Helmsman' - China's most powerful figure between 1949 and 1976 - while re-developing a district in Longlou town in Wenchang region, reported Hong Kong's South China Morning Post on Monday. Now it has come under fire from some Chinese still fiercely committed to his ultra-leftist ideology, said the newspaper. Erected in 2008, the 9.9m white marble statue had attracted many visitors, C...

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