Statue of Chen Yi
Huangpu Park, Bund
Near the Nanjing Road intersection stands what is currently the only bronze statue along the Bund. It is a statue of Chen Yi, the first Communist mayor of Shanghai. Chen Yi served mayor of Shanghai. He also served as vice premier from 1954 to 1972 and foreign minister from 1958 to 1972. During the Cultural Revolution, he was purged in 1967, but not officially dismissed, so Zhou Enlai performed the duties of foreign minister in his place. Mao Zedong personally presided over his funeral arrangements to appease the old guard who supported Chen Yi loyally over the years. This was Mao's last public appearance and his first appearance at anyone's funeral during the Cultural Revolution. Replaced statue of Sir Harry Parkes, Envoy to Japan and China, which the Japanese melted down for use in their war efforts.
You will only find one statue at The Bund. You will be welcomed by Marshall Chen Yi. His statue is located across the Peace Hotel across Zhongshan Road. He is one of China's legendary marshalls. He liberated Shanghai on 25 May 1949 and helped to user in Communism and later became the city's first mayor.
Statue of Chen Yi, first mayor of Shanghai on the Bund in Shanghai. This 5.6m high bronze sculpture was erected at 1993.