A viewing tower in the shape of a giant copper puffer fish
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Giant pufferfish tower sparks debate in China

4 October 2013 Last updated at 14:29 BST

A giant Chinese viewing tower, built in the shape of a giant pufferfish, has sparked debate on Chinese social media.

The monument, erected for a horticultural exhibition, measures 90 metres from nose to tail- which is around the same height as the Statue of Liberty.

But at a cost of approximately £7m ($11.4m), many have criticised it for being an example of extravagant state spending.

Paul Collins reports.