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  1. News - World - PIRACY

    Pirate money promotes global criminal activity, report says

    Posted Nov 02nd 2013, 02:57pm by Reuters in Washington

    ... as other illegal activities that divert money from the legal economy that would otherwise promote economic development. “Unchallenged piracy is not only a menace to stability and security, it also ... countering piracy – estimates piracy costs the global economy US$18 billion a year in increased trade costs. Attacks on ships off the coast of Somalia and the Horn of Africa yielded between US$339 ...

  2. News - World - PIRATED GOODS

    New York moves to make buying of counterfeit products a crime

    Posted Jun 15th 2013, 12:00am by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York City proposes US$1,000 fine and up to a year in jail for customers who buy counterfeit products, but the bill runs into strong opposition New York moves to make buying of fakes a crime Bargain hunters from around the world flo ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Chinese man guilty of US$100m software piracy

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 09:04am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington A Chinese man pleaded guilty in a US federal court to pirating software that investigators said was worth more than US$100 million, the US said on Tuesday. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement said that it had brok ...

  4. News - China - TRADE

    China promises to crack down on pirated software

    Posted Dec 20th 2012, 10:21am by AFP

    ... on ensuring they use only legal software, addressing a concern for a US industry which says that piracy costs it billions of dollars a year. “We have confidence that the work will be completed ...

  5. News - China - CHINA DIGEST

    China Digest

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... ANHUI Home defends Benz The Civil Affairs Bureau in Hefei yesterday defended a decision by a foster home in the city to spend 390,000 yuan (HK$477,000) in public money to buy a Mercedes-Benz after the purchase triggered a public outcry, People.com.cn repo ...

  6. Developer of Nassau resort targets Chinese

    Posted Jun 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Yvonne Liu yvonne.liu@scmp.com White sandy beaches and warm ocean waters make the tropical islands of the Bahamas a popular holiday destination for the rich and famous- and now mainland buyers are being offered an opportunity to set up home in Nassau, cap ...

  7. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Tackle root causes to combat piracy in Southeast Asia

    Posted Jun 21st 2014, 03:59am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Tackle root causes to combat piracy Nowhere has as many pirate attacks as Southeast Asia. The region's growing global economic clout increases the likelihood ... though; longer term, poor coastal communities have to be deterred from turning to piracy in the first place. The initial approach has to be the same as for Somalia. Piracy had threatened ...

  8. News - Asia - PIRACY

    Southeast Asia overtakes Somalia as hub of global pirate attacks

    Posted Jun 13th 2014, 10:09am by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Geneva Crackdown in Africa has seen surge in raids, mainly in Malacca Strait Southeast Asia new hot spot for piracy Southeast Asia has become the world's hot spot for piracy after an international crackdown slashed the number of hijackings off the coast of war-torn Somalia, the UN says. Last year, 28 boats were attacked in the western Indian Ocean ...

  9. Ransom payment in a sea of costs

    Posted Nov 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ransoms is clearly fuelling more raids. A senior officer with one of the anti-piracy flotillas operating off Somalia refused to comment when asked at a Hong Kong shipping conference what he ... protection and assistance, but it will not solve the problem of piracy... that can only be done by fixing the problems on land in Somalia, by creating a proper government and law and order.' ...

  10. News - World

    Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead

    Posted Oct 24th 2013, 12:47am by AP

    ... MOSCOW (AP) — Russia drops piracy charges against Greenpeace activists, files hooliganism charges instead. ...




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