China already has its own copies of London's Tower Bridge, the Eiffel Tower, even the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

Now a life-sized model by a film studio of one of the country’s own historical attractions – the Old Summer Palace – has ruffled the bosses of the original garden of emperors. Hengdian Studios in Zhejiang province is building a 30 billion yuan ($A6.16 billion) film set of the 3.5-square-kilometre…