Gentlemen Don’t Prefer Blondes

China has been known for its flagrant disregard for copyright laws, and has featured a number of international icons on its soil. The Eiffel Tower, Sphinx of Giza, Sydney Opera House, The US White House, and Rome’s Coliseum have all been featured in China’s landscape. Check out our other article about sculptures that you need to look at twice for more. But not all have been shown with the same reverence.  A 26ft-tall stainless steel Marilyn Monroe statue that took two years to make is left to languish in a Chinese tip.

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She’s the quintessential American sex symbol. So it is perhaps very symbolic that the Chinese prepare to overtake the U.S. as the likely next global superpower, they’ve decided they don’t need her anymore.

This giant statue of Marilyn Monroe was left at the dump site of a garbage collecting company in Guigang, in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

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The 26ft-tall stainless steel statue, which weighs about nine tons, was made by several Chinese artists for over two years, based on the famous scene from her movie The Seven Year Itch.

The statue was transported to the garbage collecting company early this week for unknown reasons after being showed outside a business centre in the city for only 6 months, local media reported.

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China has been investing infrastructure at a remarkable rate, including art and sculptures. For example, Shanghai Metal produces stainless steel used for statues. As an ISO 14001 (International Quality Management System) Company and recipient of the “Star Enterprise Award,” Shanghai Metal Corporation prides itself on exceeding international standards of quality and reliability. We guarantee the best prices, quality support, and fast delivery. To find out more, please visit our Website or send your inquiry here. Follow us on  LinkedInTwitter, FacebookInstagram and don’t forget to subscribe to our YouTube channel. Or you could try our new mobile app by scanning our QR code.

Sources: Daily Mail, NY Daily News, Reuters

Siobhan R.// SMC Editor

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Obama Saved by a Portable Generator

On December 2008, there was an electric storm in Honolulu that left over 290,000 homes without electricity. The president Barack Obama was also on the island.

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The Time magazine reported that the sudden storm caused a panic for which the police of Honolulu and the US Marines send people to protect the first family. Also Hawaii Electric company offered their assistance by sending a portable generator to Obama’s Oahu residence.

The storm caused an outrage shuttering shopping malls and business offices. Also the Hawaii airport had to cancel all the flights. Traffic lights went dark leaving the Honolulu police no chance but to call in all the available officers for duty. The blackout lasted 18 hours in total.

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For such situations to avoid panic and outbreaks, Shanghai Metal Corporation also offers well-designed generators. Shanghai Metal Corporation’s generators are of superb quality that assures the best performance at all times.

SMC’s core business focuses on design, manufacture, supply, installation and after sales services with our highly trained and experienced technicians and engineers for diesel generator sets ranging from 7.5 KVA to 3300 KVA. SMC supply open and silent gensets, super silent gensets, high voltage genset, light tower, communication base station power, mobile power stations, shelters, base stations, power plants and arctic zones integrated communications devices.  Please see our website for further details.

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Tuomas P. // SMC Editor

Sources: the Time Magazine

Pictures: the Huffington Post, the Time Magazine