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September 28, 20123 Comments

Frame by frame, Chinese anime blatantly plagiarizes Japan’s Hikarian: Great Railroad Protector

It may be offensive to review how China lags far behind and yet is so eager to imitate Japan at a time when anti-Japanese sentiments have swept China, but a video that compares scenes of the Japanese anime “Hikarian: Great Railroad Protector” with a Chinese cartoon called “高铁侠”, which literally means ‘High-speed Train Hero’, can [...]

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March 7, 20128 Comments

Photos: Side-by-side comparisons of Chinese copycat movie posters and those they rip off

From Wenxuecity To be fair, likeness in some pairs is generic and harmless, but others just share blatant resemblance and are even nearly identical. Love Actually (UK) VS. Fit Lover (China) Red Cliff (China, 2008) VS. The Knot (China/Taiwan, 2006) Vantage Point (U.S.) VS.  Seven 2 One (Hong Kong, China) Daddy Day Camp (U.S.) VS. [...]

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December 19, 20114 Comments

Pictures of China’s abandoned copycat of Disneyland

All photos below courtesy of David Gray of Reuters About 45-minutes’ drive outside of Beijing there exists the ruins of an amusement park, called “Wonderland,” which was supposed to be the largest in Asia, one that was expected to rival Disney World and bring in all vast swaths of tourists, revenue, and become another pride of [...]

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April 20, 20112 Comments

Picture of the day: Diandian v. Tumblr, another classic Chinese copycat in the Internet age

We can’t fail to notice how many similarities Chinese social network Renren.com and Facebook share. We also find Chinese Fanfou reminiscent of the old Twitter. But this February, Kai-fu Lee, former Google China president and now a chairman of a venture capital fund Innovative Works, bankrolled a Beijing-based startup DianDian.com with more than $1 million. What [...]

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March 16, 20112 Comments

Chinese air hostesses do safety demonstration while dancing to Lady Gaga’s Just Dance

The video shows flight attendants on board a Capital Airlines flight from Beijing to Lijiang, Yunnan, dancing to the music while doing a regular safety demonstration. Unblocked version on Youku Youtube version However, according to some Youku commenters, Philippine Cebu Pacific Air did it before, and Capital Airlines has stole the idea. Selected comments from [...]

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