What do you do then when you want to build a theme park in Mainland China. Paying license fees is expensive, and what's the point when the legal system in China really done't protect international trademarks... I'll tell you what you do... you build it anyway, just paint it red.
What you see to he Left is almost exact replica of the RX-78 currently residing in Shizuoka (Right). The Senario is pretty much as stated above. They wanted a Gundam exhibit for a new theme park in Sichuan so instead of paying Bandai for the rights, they just built it themselves. Industrious? Yes. Legal? Probably not.