Virtual China What if France is making a backup copy of itself in China? Posted on September 7, 2007 by Jason Li An email arrived this morning from IFTF’s Jason Tester with the subject header: “What if France is making a backup copy of itself in China?” The email contained a link to a post on Super Colossal titled: “China: USB External HD to the French.” The scenario, laid out by Super Colossal, is this: In the town of Tianducheng in Zhejiang province, the Chinese people are hard at work replicating French architecture, complete with its own Eiffel Tower clone. So the Chinese are copying instead of innovating again, nothing new right? But what if France, not China, was responsible for this construction. What if France was backing itself up, physically, just in case? Thanks to Reuters/Aly Song for the great photograph.