Titanic attraction in China sparks outrage


PLANS to build a life-size replica of the Titanic at a Chinese theme park have caused outrage among families of those on board the doomed liner.

Chinese planners said the giant replica would be a “respectful” take on the White Star ship that sank in 1912 killing more than 1,500.

Plans to build a replica of the Titanic in China have been met with outrage by some family members of victims and survivors
Plans to build a replica of the Titanic in China have been met with outrage by some family members of victims and survivors
Plans to build the ship are already well under way in the Sichuan province
Plans to build the ship are already well under way in the Sichuan province
The project will see a life-size replica of the famous liner built
The project will see a life-size replica of the famous liner built

“I find it very upsetting, I feel they could have replicated another liner – it’s in poor taste.”

Robert Burr, whose grandfather was also a steward on the ship, told the BBC: “It doesn’t suit the situation.”

But plans to include a re-enactment of the iceberg crash that saw the ship sink have been scrapped

But plans to include a re-enactment of the iceberg crash that saw the ship sink have been scrapped
It is planned that the interior of the ship will be made to the same specifications as the White Star liner
It is planned that the interior of the ship will be made to the same specifications as the White Star liner
The popularity of Titanic in China is mainly down to the 1997 Hollywood smash hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
The popularity of Titanic in China is mainly down to the 1997 Hollywood smash hit film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet
History has blamed the Titanic sinking on it hitting an iceberg in the Atlantic
The Titanic sank in 1912, killing 1,500 on board and leaving only 700 survivors
Over one-hundred years after the Titanic sank China is reproducing a full-scale copyA designer overseeing the project was able to talk bosses of the project in China’s Sichuan province out of trying to re-create the sinking of the ship.

American Bruce Beverage said: “When they hired me I said, ‘No, it would be in poor taste’.”

Interest in the story of the Titanic is sky-high in China, mainly thanks to the popularity of the 1997 film starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet.

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