China to Clone an European village Entirely

China is no longer content to copy watches, iPods, phones, trains or even fighter planes.

Now the Middle Kingdom is trying to clone an European village: the mountain village of Hallstatt in Austria, World Heritage of UNESCO.

The Chinese will replicate every detail: not only buildings, but any statue, any door handle. The residents are anything but delighted with this announcement. The village mayor believes, however, it will be good for tourism promotion of Hallstatt.

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