Counterfeit Paradise: China’s copycat manufacturing culture is scaling
ORIGINALLY REPORTED IN WIRED: The shanzhai industry — China’s copycat manufacturing culture — is scaling. What started as “improved” local versions of iPhones has spread to buildings: on the outskirts of Shanghai, streets from the Netherlands, England and Sweden have been recreated; in the Changsha suburbs sits a full-sized Egyptian pyramid; and outside Hangzhou, there’s an Eiffel Tower. American photographer Matthew Niederhauser has been documenting these neighbourhoods and hopes to publish a collection, Counterfeit Paradises, this year.
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