Donald Trump rooster statue takes China by storm
By Serena Dong, CNN
Updated 0931 GMT (1731 HKT) December 28, 2016
Beijing (CNN)What do you get when you cross the year of the rooster with the year of Trump?
A "yuge" statue.
giant rooster sculpture, sporting the President-elect's signature
hairdo and hand gestures, has been erected outside a shopping mall in
Taiyuan, in China's northern Shanxi Province.
sculpture was commissioned by the company that owns the mall and will
be its mascot, Cao Mingliang, the deputy director of planning department
from N1 ArtWalk Mall, told CNN.
giant rooster figure, sporting a Donald Trump hairstyle, has popped up
outside a shopping mall in downtown Taiyuan, north China's Shanxi
said a series of products and smaller replicas will be available for
sale in the future, though some are already being sold on Taobao, the
Chinese e-commerce giant owned by Alibaba.
Wei Qing, whose Shenghe Yangtai Business is selling replica roosters, told CNN he thought sculpture was hilarious.
think the rooster is very cute and funny, the hairstyle and eyebrows
look very much like Donald Trump. I'm sure it will attract a lot of
customers," he said.
At least four
stores are selling the Trump rooster, with prices starting from $57 to a
whopping $1,739 for a statue that's 32 feet tall.
This isn't even the first avian doppleganger Trump has had in China this year.
State-run People's Daily tweeted out an image of a bird sporting a similar hairdo to the President-elect last month.
Meet the pheasant-elect: Bird sporting 'Donald Trump's hairstyle' soars to internet fame in China https://t.co/qYUbMcDYmV pic.twitter.com/VTPlDcaBcp
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