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Counterfeit

Customs seize HK$24 million worth of counterfeit cigarettes and tobacco

The 9.3 million cigarettes and 90kg of tobacco were found in a container that arrived in Hong Kong from Port Kelang in Malaysia via Singapore.

Wednesday, 1 May, 2013, 5:52am

Smugglers cash in big on 'British' tobacco trafficked through Hong Kong

Criminal syndicates are reaping huge profits by smuggling mainland tobacco through Hong Kong into Britain, where it is sold at a 5,000 per cent mark-up, a government source says.

8 Apr 2013 - 10:33am

Style Check: one in the aisle for bridal fee

We hear about China's luxury market all the time, as all eyes are looking East. But things don't always run smooth when doing business on the mainland.

1 Apr 2013 - 10:13am

Taobao vendors cash in on iPhone 'consumer vanity' market

Wily vendors on Chinese-commerce site Taobao have been having a field day selling fake iPhone “signatures” to users of Tencent QQ, a popular instant messaging program.

 

 

2 Jan 2013 - 10:12pm

Not a cheap knock-off in sight

After some prodding, Hermès agreed to comment on the subject of the large number of highly priced (seemingly) Hermès handbags on offer at discount shops around Hong Kong. The Japanese store Brand Off is selling allegedly Birkin bags for a whopping HK$458,000, a price no one would pay, surely, for a fake bag. So the question was put to Hermès: How many of these bags are made each year?

6 Nov 2012 - 12:37pm

Mystery of the Hermes Birkins

On the subject of the large number of highly priced (seemingly) Hermes handbags on offer at discount shops around Hong Kong, Hermes has agreed to comment. Well sort of. As I mentioned last week, the Japanese store Brand Off is selling allegedly Birkin bags for a whopping HK$458,000, a price no one would pay, surely, for a fake bag.  

24 Oct 2012 - 8:56am

China Digest, October 24, 2012

BEIJING

Hero gets his reward

24 Oct 2012 - 12:35am

US motorists warned about fake airbags 'made in China'

US car owners are being warned about counterfeit airbags, believed to come from China, which may fail to inflate, or even explode during an accident.

12 Oct 2012 - 4:04am

Invisible tag using nanotechnology may thwart counterfeiters

Scientists yesterday reported they had invented an invisible tag using the widely used "quick response" code to help thwart banknote forgers and criminals who sell bogus drugs or fake vintage wine.

13 Sep 2012 - 4:11am

Pressure on local cadres to combat counterfeit goods

The central government has pledged to combat fake and shoddy products by monitoring local governments' efforts to counteract them as part of their annual achievement appraisals.

9 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

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