Didn't see this one coming.
No-one does cheap copy better than China, but some things that are best left alone. Top Gear, a national institution in the UK that at least half the population get their car news from, has perfected the car entertainment show formula. The US has borrowed it, as has Korea, Russia and most recently, France. You can now add China to that list, after Top Gear China debuted last month. Apart from the language, you’ll find all the familiar ingredients that make Top Gear so universally adored.
From the lead-in music to the high-speed chases and spectacular crashes, China has joined the club instead of making a shoddy one of its own.