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'Treasure' chest of fake US, Japan bonds seized

Police seized billions of Hong Kong dollars in bogus US and Japanese bond certificates and arrested three suspects, following an immigration raid in Sheung Shui.

Saturday, 18 February, 2012, 12:00am

Goods destroyed to publicise war on fakes

Nearly 200 mainland cities publicly destroyed tens of millions of fake and substandard goods yesterday as part of a major publicity drive intended to rein in the country's booming counterfeiting industry.

7 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Counterfeit drug operation busted

Police in Kaifeng, in Henan province, have detained 114 people and seized fake medicines worth 190 million yuan (HK$232 million), Xinhua reported yesterday.

In all, 6,500 vials of counterfeit drugs were found to have been repackaged to look like bona fide medication from more than a dozen licensed drug makers, both Chinese and foreign.

2 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

Online sales of fake items on the rise

Sales of counterfeit goods on the internet may be on the rise, but Hong Kong customs officers say they are more than up to the task of cracking down on the crime.

Customs officers solved 66 cases last year, up from 31 in 2008 and 58 in 2009. This year's figures remain steady; officers detected 43 cases and arrested 49 people in the first eight months.

14 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Police seize 'high-quality' fake 100 yuan notes

Police in Zhejiang province have seized an undisclosed number of high-quality counterfeit yuan notes said to look more realistic than any fake cash in recent memory.

An investigation in Xiaoshan district, Hangzhou, uncovered the latest fake 100 yuan (HK$122) banknotes, according to Nanfang Daily .

17 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Exhibition hails success against I.P.R. violators

China's product safety agency has cracked down on more than 1,200 manufacturers involved in the production of more than one billion yuan (HK$1.2 billion) worth of fake products in a nine-month campaign against the infringement of intellectual property rights (IPR), according to a government-organised online exhibition that opened yesterday.

12 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Fake HK$100 notes seized in raid on 'factory'

Twice as many counterfeit HK$100 banknotes have been seized this year, compared with the same period last year.

Most of them were made in Hong Kong, police believe, after arresting two suspected syndicate members.

Police seized 568 fake notes in the first five months of this year, compared with 273 in the same period last year and 625 over the entire year.

7 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

We have to do our bit in the war on fakes

Intellectual property rights are usually on the agenda whenever Chinese officials meet Western counterparts - as is likely when presidents Hu Jintao and Barack Obama hold talks in Washington on Wednesday. Each year, untold amounts of mainland-made name-brand fakes flood into the wider world.

15 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Action on fake medicine does not go far enough

Counterfeit pharmaceuticals can hurt or kill. Fake watches, handbags and DVDs cannot. That is obvious, but it is a point that Hong Kong authorities seem to have missed in fighting forgeries. The penalties for making, importing or selling either are similar. For the sake of our health and reputation, we should correct that urgently.

5 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

16 held as HK$1m in fake goods seized

30 Apr 2010 - 12:00am