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The $2.7 billion Parisian Macao resort and casino raises the stakes of China’s passion for creating copycat towns of Europe’s great architecture

1 month ago
Sky Canaves
here is already an entire town based on Paris in the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, while Shanghai boasts a collection of 10 small cities each modeled after a different European country.
By Sky Canaves
Sky Canaves previously reported for The Wall Street Journal in Beijing and Hong Kong, where she covered media, culture, social issues, and legal affairs, and served as the founding editor and lead writer of the WSJ’s China Real Time site. Prior to becoming a journalist, Sky worked in the China corporate law practice of Baker & McKenzie, and she has also taught journalism and media law at the University of Hong Kong. She speaks Mandarin and has accumulated more than a decade's experience living, studying and working in China.