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Church in Changsha infuriates Mao admirers

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 - 05:50

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The church (above) at Xingsha Ecological Park in Changsha is taller than China's largest statue of Mao Zedong about 4.8km away, causing a controversy.

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The church at Xingsha Ecological Park in Changsha is taller than China's largest statue of Mao Zedong about 4.8km away, causing a controversy.

Changsha, China

SWEEPING heavenward like an enormous glass-and-metal ski jump, a new Protestant church dominates the crumbled earth, freshly planted trees and unfinished water features of a suburban park under construction in Changsha.

About 80 metres tall and topped by a cross,

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