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Counterfeit Consumer Goods

China Digest, November 28, 2012

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

China Digest, October 20, 2012


Charity haircut works

20 Oct 2012 - 4:37am

Creative thinking from a copyright holder

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

Counterfeit goods losing attraction

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

Traders in fakes exploit web sales

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 target traders who cheat recyclers

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

Teens falling prey to allure of selling fake goods online

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

Housewife held over sale of fake torches

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

Scores held in raids on Mong Kok triads

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

Don't steal from artists and designers

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