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  • 26 Things That China Obviously Ripped Off From The Rest Of The World

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    China accounted for 70% of all counterfeit goods between 2008 and 2010, according to a report released by the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime earlier this year.
    But China doesn't just have a thriving counterfeit industry with fake luxury goods. The country has gone on to make life-size replicas of European towns.
    In fact, Shanghai rolled out a "One city, Nine Towns" scheme with small towns built in a different international style.
    We compiled 26 things that China ripped off, some of which landed the companies involved in hot water.WAL-MART: A spokesman for Wumart said, "We dream about being the Walmart of China."
    Source: The Economist
    GROUPON: Groupon.cn is a rip-off, Groupon's China business is called Gaopeng.
    Source: Technode
    HARRY POTTER: China even ripped off Harry Potter and Lord of The Rings in one book: Harry Potter and the Leopard Walk-Up-To Dragon.
    Source: BeijingTaiwan/11Points
    ROLLS ROYCE: The Geely GE looked an awful lot like a Rolls Royce Phantom.
    Source: Autoblog
    US AIRCRAFT CARRIER: The replica sits in the National Defense section of the Oriental Park near Shanghai
    Source: CNN
    KFC: That's right, it's Beijing's Obama Fried Chicken
    Source: 11 Points
    STARBUCKS: In China you can get Bucksstar Coffee. Of course this isn't the only Starbucks rip-off there's been Seyahi Coffee and Star Fucks Coffe.
    Page 2 of 4 - Source: 11 Points
    PIZZA HUT: We're not quite sure why they went with Pizza Huh.
    Source: 11 Points
    iPHONE: The HiPhone maker has long been copying Apple's iPhone, but this new version might just be its most impressive attempt thus far.
    Source: CNBC
    iPAD: The Apad, though it has a USB port which iPads lack.
    Source: DiggInChina
    APPLE: But it isn't just fake Apple devices that have been ripped off. China has ripped off Apple stores too.
    Source: Reuters
    GOOGLE: Goojje popped up just as Google threatened to leave China.
    Source: Time
    KATE MIDDLETON'S ENGAGEMENT RING: Chinese manufacturers also cashed in on the royal engagement. Some fakes were sold for as little as $15.
    Source: Reuters
    GIANT RUBBER DUCK: China also saw as many as 10 replicas of Dutch conceptual artist Florentijn Hofman's Rubber Duck which was originally showcased in Hong Kong.
    Source: Reuters
    OIL PAINTINGS: Dafen, also known as the "town of painting replicas," is responsible for 60% of the world's oil painting market.
    Source: Reuters
    Page 3 of 4 - BUDDHAS: They also made replicas of the 'Buddhas of Bamiyan' that were destroyed by the Taliban.
    Source: Reuters
    DISNEYLAND: The park's management has denied using copies of Walt Disney characters.
    Source: AP
    PARIS: Tianducheng was built to replicate Paris and included a 354-foot replica of the Eiffel tower.
    Source: Reuters
    ENGLISH TOWNS: Then there's Thames Town in China's Songjiang, near Shanghai which replicates architectural styles from English towns.
    Source: Triplefivedrew
    HOLLAND: And Holland village with its own windmill.
    Source: Reuters
    FLORENCE: A canal flows through the center of a replica Florentine village in China on the outskirts of the city of Tianjin.
    Source: Reuters
    HALLSTATT: They also replicated Hallstatt, a UNESCO world heritage site.
    Source: AP
    US CAPITOL: Full-scale replicas of the U.S. Capitol building have been constructed in the cities of Wuxi and Fuyang.
    Source: Time
    THE WHITE HOUSE: Of course there's the White House replica at Beijing World Park.
    Source: Reuters
    SYDNEY: And they have a replica of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House in Beijing.
    Source: Reuters
    TROJAN: In 2010, federal officials discovered more than half-a-million fake Trojan condoms that were being sold via a counterfeit smuggling ring.
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