Hong Kong - In a stunning announcement, China has announced it will construct a 500 foot high, gold statue, modeled in the likeness of the Statue of Liberty in New York.
When asked the intent of this statue, a Chinese official responded, "We want to show the world that we are loyal to democracy and individual liberty in the great nation of China..."
Kung Pao, Administrator of Foreign Marketing, went on to announce that China will be outsourcing the labor of this endeavor to US workers who can't find employment and have been struggling on failing US Welfare programs.
"We welcome the poor and destitute of the United States; China is prepared to accept US citizens as Chinese citizens, as long as they pledge allegiance to our new found democratic nation."
China has been stockpiling US gold for years and recently purchased the Ron Paul dollars ceased by the FBI in a recent raid against the Liberty Dollar Headquarters. China purchased this gold at 99% below present Gold trading prices.
Pao stated, "We love Ron Paul and consider him a true symbol of Liberty; we can't think of a better way to construct our new statue then to smelt gold that once had Dr. Paul's image."
The statue will take two years to construct; over 2 million US workers have accepted the Chinese project offer and will be moving to China to live at a 75% higher standard of living. The President of the United States issued a statement today, congratulating these workers on a wise move. He has pledged to honor dual citizenship with China and commented that he looks forward to spending the previous Welfare budget on the Iraq War.
The President Chief Band Aid said that "China is making a proud and noble statement to this planet and we, the people of the United States, are honored that they will be producing a Gold Statue of Liberty. From sea to shining sea, these two symbols of democracy and freedom will blaze."
French officials were not available for comment regarding copyright laws on the original Statue of Liberty.