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"Inflatable Trump Roosters" Are Being Sold In China

Fowl move?

Last updated on January 9, 2017, at 2:44 p.m. ET

Posted on January 9, 2017, at 2:44 p.m. ET

This giant rooster sculpture outside of a mall in Taiyuan, China has gone viral.

#TrumpRooster welcomes #ChineseNewYear in Taiyuan, N China's Shanxi province https://t.co/quosHmdMgQ

It was erected to usher in the Year of the Rooster on the Chinese zodiac calendar, which will begin eight days after President-elect Donald Trump is inaugurated.

Bless whomever was responsible for this statue in Taiyuan, China. Year of the rooster, indeed! 🐔😬

The work features Trump's often-used gestures and is accented with gold.

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Now, many sellers on China's giant e-commerce website Taobao have started to sell balloon imitations of the sculpture, calling them “inflatable Trump roosters."

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Vendors of the American festive fowl are based in Liaoning, Zhejiang, Sichuan, Shanghai…basically, all over the country.

A Chinese factory is hatching giant inflatable chickens resembling Donald Trump to usher in the #yearoftherooster

Prices range from $50 (6 ft) to $5,300 (52 ft) and the product has already attracted foreign buyers. According to Taobao, this "Trump rooster" has been sold abroad in the past three months.

Taobao

US artist Casey Latiolais designed the sculpture. "This is more yuge than I expected," he tweeted after its unveiling.

Ahem... this was way more yuge than I expected. The work I did just was unveiled! More to come https://t.co/jni2rdUkqK

Between Trump and China, it's ~complicated.~ The president-elect spoke directly with Taiwan's president and has consistently thrown shade at the country.

We should tell China that we don't want the drone they stole back.- let them keep it!

BuzzFeed News has reached out to the president-elect for comment.

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