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This picture shows the under-construction Wang Jing SOHO complex by renowned architect Zaha Hadid in Beijing on January 3, 2013. Already famed for fake designer bags and pirated DVDs, imitation in China may have reached new heights with a set of towers that strongly resemble ones designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. It could rank among the more flagrant ripoffs in a country already notorious for imitating foreign products without permission -- but the developer of the Chongqing project, Meiquan 22nd Century, has denied any copying. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture shows the under-construction Wang Jing SOHO complex by renowned architect Zaha Hadid in Beijing on January 3, 2013. Already famed for fake designer bags and pirated DVDs, imitation in China may have reached new heights with a set of towers that strongly resemble ones designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. It could rank among the more flagrant ripoffs in a country already notorious for imitating foreign products without permission -- but the developer of the Chongqing project, Meiquan 22nd Century, has denied any copying. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)
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January 03, 2013
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This picture shows the underconstruction Wang Jing SOHO complex by... News Photo 158899409Architect,Beijing,Complex,Construction,Economy,Finance,Horizontal,Picture,Show,Zaha HadidPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPThis picture shows the under-construction Wang Jing SOHO complex by renowned architect Zaha Hadid in Beijing on January 3, 2013. Already famed for fake designer bags and pirated DVDs, imitation in China may have reached new heights with a set of towers that strongly resemble ones designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid. It could rank among the more flagrant ripoffs in a country already notorious for imitating foreign products without permission -- but the developer of the Chongqing project, Meiquan 22nd Century, has denied any copying. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO (Photo credit should read WANG ZHAO/AFP/Getty Images)