Golden Mao statue comes down after Chinese social media eruption 

January 9, 2016

: The state-owned Global Times newspaper, run by the People’s Daily,
reported last month that officials are concerned rural Chinese have
come to view Mao as “a god and spiritual leader, and that there
are temples to worship him.”

The newspaper said central government officials are discouraging
that practice and quoted Chinese President Xi Jinping as saying that “we
cannot worship (revolutionary leaders) as gods just because they are
great people, not allowing others to point out and correct their errors
and mistakes.”

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