China opens the pirated version of an Austrian village
The “Chinese copies” have come to the next level. It’s not about creating a ePad not a Polystation, but the copy of Hallstatt, a picturesque town in Austria which has been declared a world heritage site. Work in this copy began last year , and now opened in Guangdong Province in China.
The project, funded by the mining company Minmetals China, has left no one indifferent, being more ambitious cloning made in China to date. The new Hallstatt is located one hour from the city of Huizhou, near the delta area of Pearl River (or River Guangdong), and hopes to become a tourist destination.
The villagers original, built in the year 900, have mixed feelings about it, according to reports. For one thing no one asked for permission to copy, but on the other hand, many Chinese tourists are interested in the original version of Hallstatt, which has increased tourism.
Link: Made in China: an Austrian village (Reuters)Tags: Austria, China, copy, Hallstatt, WTF