We love made-in-China gadgets, and we love Shanzhai (山寨) too. We know China is famous for counterfeit products, and counterfeiting has played an important role in China’s tech industry. The weirdly awesome knock-offs including cellphones, cameras, computers and laptops in tech markets from the Huaqiangbei commercial district in Shenzhen has gained quite a good reputation since most of them copied Apple’s designs. The knock-offs amazed people around the world, and some wish they can score the shanzhai versions of gadgets they got from famous tech brands. Here comes the question, do you know how the shanzhai industry works? The video below explains everything you ever wanted to know about shanzhai.
*This video truly worth 10 minutes of your time.
Great thanks to TVB, the most popular television broadcaster in Hong Kong, for this super-detailed video on explaining the shanzhai industry. Hope you like it and we will post the part 2 of the show tomorrow! Stay tuned!
UPDATE: Here’s Part 2!
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