A couple's plan to have a "natural" pregnancy and birth at their home did not go as expected, as the woman was in labour for two days before the father-to-be decided he should call her a taxi to take her to hospital, the New Express newspaper reports.Wednesday, 28 November, 2012, 4:02am
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Lady Gaga seems to be actively encouraging the buying of counterfeit goods. Indeed, all her little monsters - and those less keen on her music - may have her tacit permission to buy her pirated CDs.28 May 2012 - 12:00am
The mainland's reputation as the home of fake goods may be coming to an end as increasingly savvy consumers demand the real thing.
Licensing agents for global brands said the threat from fake goods had declined in recent years amid surging demand for genuine goods and co-operation between mainland and overseas merchandisers.6 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Dealers in counterfeit products are using online auction sites to sell their wares that they pass off as genuine.
The Customs and Excise Department says this is a new method that is used to evade detection by their new monitoring system.16 Jul 2011 - 12:00am
Customs officers will target unscrupulous traders who use rigged scales to cheat waste recyclers after the number of complaints rose by 70 per cent last year.
Commissioner of Customs and Excise Richard Yuen Ming-fai said yesterday that the fraud tactics had 'crossed the line' as it took advantages of paper scavengers, who were mostly elderly people.5 Feb 2010 - 12:00am
The number of young people arrested for selling fake brand-name products on the internet has risen by almost a third this year, a customs official said.
In one fortnight alone, customs arrested 19 people in relation to 17 cases, including two students.11 Dec 2009 - 12:00am
Officers seize five bogus Olympic torches destined for website auction
Five bogus Olympic torches, believed to have been smuggled from the mainland, were seized in Hong Kong when a housewife tried to sell one to an undercover customs officer, an official said yesterday.4 Jun 2008 - 12:00am
Forty-four people have been arrested and goods worth more than HK$3 million seized in a crackdown on triads in Mong Kok.21 Aug 2007 - 12:00am
The government should not allow counterfeit goods to flood the market.
Not only do counterfeit goods copy someone else's design, they also affect the image of the real products. And designers might be discouraged.
We should take action to stop counterfeiting.11 Jul 2007 - 12:00am
Counterfeits complaints down
Customs received 1,999 complaints last year about sales of counterfeit goods, compared with 2,144 in 2005. Among 612 enforcement actions, 412 people were arrested for counterfeit offences. Items seized included clothing, leather goods, watches and pharmaceutical products with a value of more than HK$11 million.3 May 2007 - 12:00am
More counterfeit goods add to 'golden week' tourism fears
Customs officers raided a jewellery shop in To Kwa Wan yesterday and seized 400 suspected counterfeit watches as travel agents warned that the growing scandal over fake goods being sold to tourists could slash the number of visitors during next month's Labour Day 'golden week'.6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Six Chinese merchants have been detained and millions of dollars in alleged counterfeit goods confiscated during an anti-piracy raid in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, the China News Service has reported.
Authorities, with the help of military police, blocked off a mall housing almost 300 shops run by Chinese merchants at 6.30am on Tuesday.6 Apr 2007 - 12:00am
Mainland customs authorities have dealt with nearly 100 cases of copyright infringement relating to Olympic symbols, a top official said.
Gong Zheng , a vice-commissioner of the General Administration of Customs, said infringements involving both imports and exports covered clothing, shoes, textiles and other industrial products.1 Feb 2007 - 12:00am
If imitation truly is the sincerest form of flattery, famous brand names must be basking in compliments judging by the array of counterfeit handbags and clothes seized by customs officers in Hong Kong this year.25 Dec 2006 - 12:00am