Hallstatt makes peace with Chinese copycat


Austrian residents in the picture postcard Alpine village of Hallstatt are to sign a deal with a Chinese carbon copy village which officially opens on June 2. Residents of Hallstatt in Austria were furious when their village was copied and rebuilt in China but now a legal challenge over the copyright breach has been dropped, […]

Chinese copycats upset UNESCO site citizens

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Residents, businesspeople and politicians of Hallstatt are engaged in a heated discussion about the pros and cons of Chinese architects’ plans to set up a replica of the small town around 9,000 kilometres eastwards. Alexander Scheutz, the Social Democratic (SPÖ) mayor of the town said yesterday (Weds) after being informed about planners’ ongoing activities: “You […]