From People's Daily Online (notice the "see how nice we play with Taiwan" touch by the Chinese government, but then, this is the propaganda newpaper geared toward English language folks) By the way, the photo is hilarious! The Goddess is gettng ready to do some deep sea diving by the looks of it :)
1,000 statues of Buddhist goddess to be sent to Taiwan temples
19:38, September 27, 2010
Guanyin is also known as Kuanyin (and various other spellings), the Buddhist Goddess of Mercy, and she has been ever popular.
Check out Seven Syllable Kuan Yin Mantra by Robin Beck - you'll see the iconography is often identical to that of the Christian Virgin Mary with (and without) Christ Child