Top 10 Most Shocking Chinese Knockoffs
Chinese mainland’s “Shanzhai” culture is well known around the world. “Shanzhai” is a term for those almost identical knockoffs. From food to electronic products or even culture, Shanzhai exists everywhere in China. Here is a list of the top 10 Chinese copycat products:
1. Apple products copycats
2. Goojje = Google+Baidu
3. Sports brand knock offs
Sports brands knock offs like Nike, Adidas, Puma ……, it is easy get a complete wardrobe with about one hundred Yuan in a wholesale market. And it is hard to tell whether they are true or false big brands.
4. Copycat fast food chains
There was a Shanzhai Street in Nanjing, lining lots of stores with signs advertising knockoff Western chains, such as “Pizza Huh,” “OFC” and “Bucksstar Coffee.” After Shanzhai Street went viral on the Web, authorities shut the venture down.
5. China’s White Houses
Replicas of the White House can be found in many places in China. The most identical one is the one in Hangzhou built by real estate tycoon Huang Qiaoling. The building even has its own Oval Office and portrait gallery of American Presidents.
6. Copycat artworks
Dafen is a small village in Guangdong Province, now it has become the center of the world’s reproduction-art market, with factories of artists churning out tens of thousands of fake Picassos, Rembrandts, Van Goghs and Da Vincis each year.
7. Copycat cars
8. Fake companies
Chinese counterfeiters also decide to set up a series of knockoff store chains: fake Apple stores, fake Ikea stores and even Japanese electronics giant NEC, they do not mess around trying to be subtle.
9. Fake cigarettes
10. Copycat TV shows