China - The Xerox Machine of the World

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Chinese are the best Xerox Machines in the World!!!


Daihatsu, which was known for making small cars, had released a SUV sometime back and has even updated it. Well, to my eyes atleast, it looks like a blatant rip off.

The front looks like the parts of the Toyota RAV4 have been taken and fixed and coming to the side profile and the rear section,it looks like Suzuki Grand Vitara!!

Earlier this year, Shuanghuan was banned for selling its BMW X5 look alike called the ‘CEO’ in the EU and fined a hefty sum.

Many Chinese manufacturers are also following this easy way of producing cheap cars by imitating successful designs.

Even cars like the Chevrolet Spark (Geely, China), the Smart fortwo, have not been spared. I leave you with some of the Chinese carbon copies.

1. Daewoo Matiz vs Chery QQ

This one was so extreme, some parts of one car fit into the other (e.g. door panel, bonnet etc).



2. Vauxhall Frontera vs Landwind



3. Honda CRV vs Laibao SRV

Check out the semi-Audi front logo too!



4. Mercedes C vs Geely Merrie 300

The Geely was shown in an auto exhibition. I don’t think it was eventually produced looking like this though.



5. Neoplan Starliner vs Zonda A9



6. Rolls-Royce Phantom vs Hongqi HQD



7. Smart vs er. Chinese Smart



8. Toyota Prado vs Dadi Shuttle

 

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9. Nissan XTrail vs Greatwall Sing



10. BMW 7 vs BYD F6

For this, the copying is not so drastic except the lights, but it does get brownie points for imitating the badge as well.




11. Bonus! Toyota Logo vs Geely Logo



Its amazing some chinese companies doesn't even brains to create their own unique logo. Master copy cats. :rofl:
 

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BMW, DaimlerChrysler say Chinese copying cars | Wheels.ca

BMW, DaimlerChrysler say Chinese copying cars

FRANKFURT – Imitation may be the sincerest form of flattery, but Germany's BMW AG says a Chinese car maker's SUV is too similar to one of its own.

The Munich-based automaker filed suit in Frankfurt this week against Chinese car maker Shuanghuan Automobile to prohibit it from selling its new model dubbed the CEO. BMW said the sport utility vehicle was a copy of its own X5.

Undaunted, the Chinese company's European importer brought the SUV to the Frankfurt auto show.

"China is here and we are here at the fair," said Karl Schloessl, chief executive of China Automobile, which plans to import and sell the car in Europe. He said the car was designed independently.

The spat reflects wider concern among Western companies, many of whom want to do business in China's vast markets but also protect their own copyrights.

Shuanghuan maintains that the CEO bears no resemblance to the X5, either in style or price.

The X5's starting price in Europe is 59,000 euros ($85,207), while the CEO's base model will sell for 25,900 euros ($37,396).

"The issue directly concerning BMW is that there is a Chinese carmaker trying to copy the side and rear view of the previous generation of our X5 model," BMW spokesman Wieland Bruch said. He said a close inspection would reveal any differences, but a first impression would not.

BMW is not alone in its concern. Last week, DaimlerChrysler AG said it might take legal action against Shuanghuan Auto because its Noble resembled its Smart fortwo, a tiny two-seater aimed at buyers in big cities.

"Offering a vehicle so obviously similar to the Smart fortwo would be a violation of intellectual property," DaimlerChrysler said in a statement.

CEO Dieter Zetsche told reporters at the show that having cars that look too similar could be confusing "to our customers.''

Shuanghuan has said that it does not think its Noble is similar to the fortwo, telling Dow Jones Newswires late last month that it was "only the media stirring things up.''

The Noble is not on display in Frankfurt during the Sept. 13-23 auto show.
 

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EVER HEARD OF DOLCE AND GABBANA MEET IT'S ORIENTAL COUSIN
 

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apart from some of the more crass copying tactices such as the ridiculous dolce and banana or was it mac Dog ? the idea of copying something that already works is that youre getting nto a project and you already know the out come is successful ! the risk factor ( apart from being taken to court ) is considerably lower and the r& d costs are almost zero so the final price can be accordingly v compettitive or simply a winner.



i have always proposed that it is a way that China has used to feed it«'s millions and with india having farmers on the bottom line , why couldnt they do something similar ?

ps; as for the risk of being sued , well, make sure the cop isnt too close ?
 
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U.S. Mint Warns About Chinese-Made Counterfeit Coins

U.S. Mint Warns About Chinese-Made Counterfeit Coins

The U.S. Mint has issued a Consumer Advisory warning citizens about the counterfeit U.S. coins that have been flooding into the United States from China. Although counterfeit coins are as old a phenomena as coins themselves, dating back to antiquity, the Chinese-made counterfeits represent an unusually dangerous threat because of the high technology being employed to produce many of them.

The U.S. Mint Advisory characterizes the coins as "imitations" and includes a photograph of a Proof Morgan Dollar. The Advisory states that the imitation coins bear dates prior to 1950. You can read the entire counterfeit coin advisory on the U.S. Mint's Web site.

I have been warning coin collectors about these Chinese-made counterfeit coins since early 2008, when I obtained photographs and the operational details of a working coin counterfeiting ring based in China. The fake coins are primarily entering the hobby marketplace through online auction venues such as eBay
 

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apart from some of the more crass copying tactices such as the ridiculous dolce and banana or was it mac Dog ? the idea of copying something that already works is that youre getting nto a project and you already know the out come is successful ! the risk factor ( apart from being taken to court ) is considerably lower and the r& d costs are almost zero so the final price can be accordingly v compettitive or simply a winner
Give them a little more credit that that. The more complex items are quite a bit harder to duplicate. Without the actual developers to guide them through it, they have to figure out the mistakes on their own which can become quite costly and time consuming. Chinese copies are often inferior due to them not being able to figure some things out, sometimes they come up with new ways to solve it that makes it different from the first. Don't think they don't spend alot on R&D for reverse engineering, they only admit to $26 billion, but OECD says it is well over $100b. Considering the investment, they aren't getting much in return.
 

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