A Mao statue stands at the south gate of Beijing Sport University. Photo: Li HaoGT
Mao waves to passersby at the Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications. Photo: Li HaoGT
Two students feed a stray cat beside a Mao statue at the China University of Geosciences. Photo: Li HaoGT
Students wearing masks on a smoggy day pass by a Mao statue at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. Photo: Li HaoGT
A bird rests on a Mao statue at the University of Science and Technology Beijing. Photo: Li HaoGT
Monday marks the 123th anniversary of the birth of Mao Zedong Grossiste Nike Air Max Thea , founding father of the People's Republic of China. To celebrate his birthday, people pay tribute to statues of the chairman and hold various commemorative activities.
But most attendees of these activities are seniors. The remaining statues on Beijing college campuses stand quiet in the cold.
In 1967, the Red Guards of Beijing's Tsinghua University erected a tall Mao statue, initiating a nationwide wave of making Mao statues. A uniform standard has been set, which says the figure of Chairman Mao should stand 7.1 meters tall to coincide with the founding date of the Party Grossiste Nike Air Max Tavas , and the total height including the base should be 12.26 meters to symbolize his birthday. The statues must show Mao standing, either waving the right hand or with his hands at his back.
The fever cooled down in June 1969 when the central government issued a document, calling for the end to ""formal and pompous"" ways of promoting Mao's image.
A veteran sculptor estimated that more than 2,000 Mao outdoor statues were erected between 1967 and 1969, the Beijing Youth Daily reported last year.
In 1980 Nike Air Max 2019 Belgique , the central leadership released an instruction telling everyone to curb the personality cult. Since then many Mao statues have been taken down, including the statue in Tsinghua.
Incomplete statistics show that there are about 180 outdoor Mao statues built during the Cultural Revolution (1966-76) still standing, and some of them have been classed as cultural relics.
In 1993, the 100th anniversary of Mao's birth, some places re-erected Mao statues Grossiste Nike Air Max 95 , and the creation of Mao statues restarted. But unlike the old days when sculpture work was voluntary, the statues are now sold for cash.
In 2008, a stainless steel Mao statue was placed at Chongqing Medical University. With a total height of 37.4 meters and a weight of 46 tons, the statue was said to be the country's largest one of Mao and cost nearly 5 million yuan ($720,000).
From a political symbol to a product Nike Air Max 95 Belgique , the changes in how China uses Mao statues also conveys the gigantic transitions of Chinese society.
Though, Mao statues now only stand in a few colleges, Mao's legacy is still affecting a vast number of young people in China. The Introduction to Mao Zedong Thought is a required course for college students.
MADRID, July 3 (Xinhua) -- A total of 209 people drowned in Spain during the first six months of 2017, according to figures published by the Spanish Royal Federation of Lifeguards (RFESS) on Monday.
The RFESS figures show that the number of drownings increased sharply in hot month of June with 69 registered in the month alone.
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But in an interview on Spanish radio station Cadena Copa, Jessica Pino, who drew up the report, noted that 94 percent of the deaths on beaches happened on beaches without deployment of lifeguards.
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The RFESS has also drawn up a profile of the average drowning victim, explaining that 82 percent of victims are male, and 68 percent are aged above 35.
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ANKARA, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- Turkey's top security body on Friday warned of "serious consequences" if the Iraqi Kurdish independence referendum is held on Sept. 25.
The referendum is "illegitimate and unacceptable," the National Security Council (NSC) said in a written statement following a meeting at the presidential palace in Ankara.
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It is inevitable that there would be "serious consequences" which would harm the whole region, if Iraq's Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) insists on making the mistake to hold the referendum, the statement warned.
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