Forget knockoff cars — China has knockoff gas stations now.

China Car Times reports that the residents of Shui Qing Village in Sichuan were happily expecting a new Sinopec station to open up in town, but when it did they noticed something odd.

Instead of the proper name for a Sinopec station, Zhongguo Shi Hua You, the new station's signs read Zhong Wei Shi Hua You. They also switched the logo's colors from yellow over red to red over yellow.


According to China Car Times, thelocal authorities made the gas station change its name, but no other punishments have been reported. China Car Times also reports that a similar Sinopec knockoff appeared in Shanxi province a few years ago.


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